Safe Babies States and Sites

Igniting collective action across states and communities to meet the urgent needs of babies and toddlers

Our states and sites are tailoring elements of the team-based Safe Babies approach to suit the unique needs of their community. This helps build evidence-informed strategies that can be replicated and tested for continuous quality improvement in scaling the approach nationwide.

A National Glimpse

Safe Babies, a program of ZERO TO THREE, works with over 100 sites to implement a variety of approaches to support infants and toddlers in the child welfare system. This includes setting up teams at both community and state levels to incorporate developmentally informed strategies in dependency court settings. We focus on aligning solutions with courts, child welfare systems, and other agencies to expand and strengthen infrastructure capacity. This allows infants, toddlers, and families access to the timely, equitable and evidence-informed services they need related to parenting, child development, and behavioral health.

Our Bold Approach, State-by-State

StageTotal Number of SitesImplementation Stage Definition
ActiveActive/ Legacy Sites110Sites that have been actively serving children and families for at least 4 months, have identified procedures and criteria in place for identifying and referring new cases, and have an Active Community Team in place.

Legacy Sites are sites that previously received support from the National Resource Center and have sustained implementation of the Safe Babies Court Team approach independently. They are denoted in green.

InstallingInstalling Approach22Sites that have a Community Coordinator in place (or in process of being hired) and child welfare leadership and judge/court identified and committed to the implementation of the Safe Babies approach.
ExploringExploring Approach8Sites that are exploring the Safe Babies approach and have contacted the Infant-Toddler Court Program National Resource Center for guidance and/or technical assistance.

Click on a number below to learn more about each state’s sites and status.

1

Alaska
1 Active site

15

Arizona
15 Active Sites

4

Arkansas
4 Active Sites

3

California
3 Sites Exploring Approach

3

Colorado
2 Active Sites

2

Connecticut
2 Active Sites

33

Florida
35 Active Sites

3

Georgia
3 Sites Installing Approach

2

Hawaii
1 Active Site
1 Site Exploring Approach

2

Illinois
2 Active Sites

1

Iowa
1 Active Site

1

Louisiana
(Legacy Site)
1 Active Site

1

Maryland
1 Active Site

3

Michigan
1 Active Site

1

Minnesota
1 Active Site

2

Mississippi
2 Active Sites

1

Missouri
1 Active Site

1

Nebraska
(Legacy Site)
1 Active Site

3

Nevada
1 Active Site
1 Site Installing Approach
1 Site Exploring Approach

3

New Jersey
3 Active Sites

7

New York
6 Active Sites
1 Site Exploring Approach

4

North Carolina
5 Sites Installing Approach

4

Ohio
3 Active Sites
1 Site Exploring Approach

3

Oklahoma
2 Active Sites

5

South Carolina
3 Active Sites
2 Sites Installing Approach

20

Tennessee
14 Active Sites
8 Sites Installing Approach

3

Texas
(Legacy Site)
1 Active Site

2

Utah
1 Active Site
1 Site Installing Approach

6

Washington
5 Active Sites
1 Site Exploring Approach

2

Wisconsin
1 Active Site
1 Site Installing Approach

State

Stage

Site Location by County

# of Sites

View Key

Alaska

Palmer (Matanuska-Susitna Borough)

1

Arizona

Apache • Cochise • Coconino • Gila • Graham • Greenlee • La Paz (Colorado River Indian Tribe) • Maricopa • Mohave • Navajo • Pima • Pinal • Santa Cruz • Yavapai • Yuma 

15

Arkansas

Benton • Jefferson • Pulaski • Sebastian

4

California

  Humboldt • San Bernadino 

2

Los Angeles (Compton)

1

Colorado

Pueblo • Arapahoe 

2

Huerfano 

1

Connecticut

New Haven Co  (Milford)

1

New Haven Co (New Haven)

1

Florida

Alachua • Bay • Brevard • Broward •  Calhoun • Citrus • Collier •
Duval •  Escambia (2) • Gadsden • Gulf • Hernando • Hillsborough • 
Holmes • Jackson • Leon • Manatee •  Marion • Miami-Dade •
 Okaloosa • Okeechobee • Orange • Palm Beach • Pasco •
Pinellas • Polk • Sarasota • Sumter •  Wakulla • Washington

31

Clay • Levy

2

Georgia

3 sites To Be Determined

3

Hawai'i

Honolulu 

1

Hawai’i Island (Hilo)

1

Illinois

Cook (2)

2

Iowa

Polk 

1

Louisiana

New Orleans Parish

1

Maryland

Frederick 

1

Michigan

Wayne 

1

Saginaw • Saint Claire

2

Minnesota

St. Louis 

1

Mississippi

Forrest

1

Rankin

1

Missouri

Jackson 

1

Nebraska

Douglas 

1

Nevada

Carson City • Washoe  

2

Clark 

1

New Jersey

Essex • Hudson • Passaic

3

New York

Bronx Co (Bronx) • Kings Co (Brooklyn) • New York Co (Manhattan) • Queens Co (Queens) • Richmond Co (Staten Island) • Westchester

6

Erie 

1

North Carolina

Mitchell/Yancey • New Hanover

2

Brunswick • Durham

2

Ohio

 Cuyahoga 

1

Lucas • Scioto

2

Franklin 

1

Oklahoma

Tulsa • Payne 

2

 Wagoner

1

South Carolina

Laurens • Orangeburg • Spartanburg

3

 Charleston • Lexington

2

Tennessee

Anderson • Coffee • Davidson • Dickson • Grundy • Henry • Jefferson • Johnson • Knox • Maury • Rutherford • Sumner

12

Bradley • DeKalb • Gibson • Hamilton • Perry • Robertson • Sevier • Washington

8

Texas

Dallas • Fort Bend • Harris

3

Utah

Utah 

1

Iron 

1

Washington

Clark • Kitsap • Pierce • Spokane • Thurston

5

Clallum

1

Wisconsin

Milwaukee 

1

LaCrosse 

1

The National Infant-Toddler Court Program was made possible through the support of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $8,820,368 with 0 percent financed from non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

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