Within the United States, the manner in which Child Welfare Services have been provided to assist children in need has evolved since its implementation. Services have ranged from traditional orphanages to Orphan Trains to the now common foster and adoption systems that are used today. This paper will discuss the audit and risk management framework and the current structure of the Child Welfare System. Then, Colorado statute and child fatality case reviews are analyzed to demonstrate how the oversight in the form of an internal audit group could benefit the services provided.
Includes bibliographical references.