When Collaboration Works

Improving Child Welfare in North Carolina: Meet the Change Makers



The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners hosted an in-depth roundtable discussion with key stakeholders, who were instrumental in the passage of the Family/Child Protection and Accountability Act, also known as Rylan’s Law. The new law, which was enacted in 2017, establishes a framework for making system-wide improvements in child welfare services throughout all 100 counties in the state. This program is the first segment of a three-part series that explores the collaborative process that resolved differences among the various stakeholders and brought the new law to fruition.

"When Collaboration Works" from CountyQuarterly Winter 2018 

Driving Progress Through Collaboration

The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners hosted an in-depth roundtable discussion with key stakeholders, who were instrumental in the passage of the Family/Child Protection and Accountability Act, also known as Rylan’s Law. The new law, which was enacted in 2017, establishes a framework for making system-wide improvements in child welfare services throughout all 100 counties in the state. This program is the second segment of a three-part series that explores the collaborative process that resolved differences among the various stakeholders and brought the new law to fruition.

Building Collaborative Relationships to Last



The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners hosted an in-depth roundtable discussion with key stakeholders, who were instrumental in the passage of the Family/Child Protection and Accountability Act, also known as Rylan’s Law. The new law, which was enacted in 2017, establishes a framework for making system-wide improvements in child welfare services throughout all 100 counties in the state. This program is the third segment of a three-part series that explores the collaborative process that resolved differences among the various stakeholders and brought the new law to fruition.