Birth & Beyond  Home Visitation (B&B HV) is a parenting education and support intervention program designed to reduce child abuse and neglect. The program is designed to improve bonding, parent-child relationships, and child behavior to help children reach their full potential, while parents receive the support needed from the comfort of their own homes. The program is being implemented in nine local Family Resource Centers in Sacramento County, California.

Study Goals:

The goal of this return on investment (ROI) analysis report is to measure the benefits of the B&B HV AmeriCorps against its costs, based on the analytical approach and data sources specified in its respective feasibility study.


The ROI analysis report found that mothers who participated in the program for at least one hour were 29 percent less likely to have substantiated CPS referrals post-program. 

Learn more on the methodology used in the B&B HV AmeriCorps program’s ROI analysis report as well the benefits and costs discovered after the ROI was calculated. Download the:

Full Report

Research Brief


Return on Investment (ROI) Studies

AmeriCorps and its grantees have invested significant resources in evaluating different agency programs and supported program models designed to improve a range of outcomes for national service members and volunteers, children, families, organizations, and communities across America. AmeriCorps has commissioned ICF International to conduct ROI analyses to help measure the program performance and build the base of evidence for future resource allocation decisions. In addition, each ROI study helps AmeriCorps communicate the value of its programs to relevant stakeholders. The ROI Studies Project will produce 16 ROI assessments from FY20 to FY23. 


Further information

ROI: Birth and Beyond Home Visitation, Building Evidence for AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Supported Programs
Implementing Organization
AmeriCorps Office of Research and Evaluation Commissioned Report
AmeriCorps Program(s)
AmeriCorps State and National
Age(s) Studied
13-17 (Adolescent)
18-25 (Young adult)
Focus Population(s)/Community(s)
Outcome Category
Nonprofit development
Improving AmeriCorps
Access to care
Study Type(s)
Cost-benefit or Cost Effectiveness Study
Study Design(s)
Quasi-experimental (QED)
ICF International
Published Year