IUPR to Evaluate Project Healthy Outcomes through Prevention and Early Support (HOPES)
Project HOPES is a new effort of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) that will contract with community-based organizations to provide child abuse and neglect prevention services that target families with children between 0-5 years of age. Contracts are awarded in targeted counties and will include a home-visiting program component as well as other services that will meet the needs of the target county and should include collaborations between child welfare, early childhood education, and other child and family services.
The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas has been awared funding under Project HOPES and has engaged the Institute for Urban Policy Research as their local evaluator for the program. Program Implementation will begin in 2016 and evaluation activities will continue through 2017.