Nov
1
2007

ICF International Named 2007 Outstanding Contractor by Administration for Children and Families

Team Recognized for Support of Children’s Bureau Child Abuse Prevention Initiative

 

 

Fairfax, Virginia, November 1, 2007 -

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI), a global professional services firm, has received the 2007 Outstanding Contractor Award from the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) for its support of the Children’s Bureau. The nomination was made by the Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect for ICF’s support on the Child Abuse Prevention Initiative.

The initiative is managed by ICF as part of the Child Welfare Information Gateway contract that provides comprehensive information clearinghouse services to child welfare professionals on behalf of the Children’s Bureau. The award was presented Nov. 1 at ACF’s Assistant Secretary’s 2007 Honor Awards Ceremony in Washington.

“ICF is honored to accept this important ACF award for our support of the Children’s Bureau’s Office on Child Abuse and Neglect and their national prevention partners,” said Mary E. Sullivan, a senior vice president with ICF and Information Gateway project director. “We will continue to do our utmost to support the bureau in providing the services and resources to professionals, parents, and communities as they work to protect children and strengthen families.”

In nominating ICF’s Information Gateway team, the Children’s Bureau highlighted the efforts and achievements the team has made during the past four years in support of goals for the prevention initiative, including:

  • Information Gateway is helping the Children’s Bureau to reframe the issue of child abuse and neglect by focusing on proactive outreach to prevent abuse before it occurs.
  • Information Gateway led efforts to create a large network of national prevention partners to collaborate in developing “Promoting Healthy Families in Your Communities,” a highly regarded resource packet for child welfare and other related professionals that promotes five protective factors shown to help reduce the risk of child abuse and neglect.
  • Information Gateway is continuing to expand the scope and reach of the initiative’s network of national prevention partners. Since 2003, the efforts of this public/private collaboration resulted in the distribution of more than 250,000 packets across the country. The packet continues to be among the highest ranking publications available for download through the Information Gateway Web site. The popular site received 3.5 million visits in fiscal year 2007.

The Children's Bureau administers a range of services designed to improve outcomes for children and families. The agency works with states, tribes, and communities to plan, manage, coordinate, and support child abuse and neglect prevention, foster care, child welfare, and adoption programs. ICF has partnered with the Children’s Bureau and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for more than 17 years to deliver quality information clearinghouse services related to child welfare professionals working in the field, state and local agencies, researchers, and the public.

 

 

About ICF International

ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, climate change, environment, transportation, social programs, health, defense, and emergency management markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 2,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is www.icfi.com.

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