Funding for Research/Practice Partnership Goes to San Jose State University-Santa Clara-Santa Cruz Proposal

CalSWEC’s unique partnership between the academic and practice communities offers the opportunity for producing practical, applied research and evaluation to improve California’s public social services workforce.

To encourage the connection between evaluation and workforce development, CalSWEC’s Research and Development Committee solicited proposals for partnerships between schools of social work and counties or Tribal entities that would address specific priorities.

The proposal that has received funding is a three-and-a-half-year partnership among Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, and the San Jose State University School of Social Work. Their proposal builds upon the learning of Title IV-E Stipend Program students and systematically addresses the counties’ research and evaluation needs as identified by the counties and California Department of Social Services (CDSS) from the Statewide Child Welfare Research Agenda.

View a summary of the San Jose State University-Santa Clara County-Santa Cruz County proposal.