As a leader in the field of child welfare The Home for Little Wanderers is committed to pursuing research and evaluation endeavors that further the development of knowledge in the field. The Home does this through its Department for Performance and Outcomes. The Department for Performance and Outcomes is developing a set of rigorous evaluation processes to assist The Home’s programs in ensuring desired outcomes for the children and the families they serve are achieved. It is also responsible for implementing The Home’s Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) program. The department has recently developed a research agenda that explores the effectiveness of child welfare services for improving the overall well-being of the children involved.