Products of the Zigler Center’s Child Welfare Division will include a series of white papers. The white papers will identify current “best practices” in the field, which can then be used to create the most effective and efficient systems for providing permanent homes to abused and neglected children in a timely manner. We will also develop a research and policy agenda, both short- and long-term. We will disseminate our work to policy makers, practitioners, researchers and the general public, using the Zigler Center’s web site. Future work of the Child Welfare Division will identify critical gaps in child welfare research, practice and policy.