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.
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:
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.