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Substantiate

To establish the existence or truth of a particular fact through the use of competent evidence; to verify.

For example, an Eyewitness might be called by a party to a lawsuit to substantiate that party's testimony.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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By studying a population of cases that fits the intended client definition (CPS high-risk children), by ensuring a high degree of treatment fidelity among service providers (using quality assurance statistics on 100% of providers and cases), by controlling for risk factors that affect placement rates (CPS risk rating, prior placements, prior substantiations, prior high-risk substantiations), and by using an analytic strategy that accounts for time by treating the dependent variable as dynamic rather than static (event history analysis), IFPS is shown to outperform traditional child welfare services when success is defined as placement prevention.
Similarly, children who did not receive IFPS and experienced a new high-risk substantiation within 12 months experienced an average increase in the hazard rate for placement of 16%.
This attrition is reflected in the significant interactions between IFPS and the occurrence of a subsequent high-risk substantiation, and the interactions of IFPS with time, and time with the occurrence of a subsequent high-risk substantiation.