Below is a slide presented during September Cstat presentation representing the number of children and youth in congregate care through the child protective system. As you can see, there are 990 children in congregate care. Our goal is to safely reduce this number by monitoring all placements to ensure that children are receiving the right services, in the right place, at the right time.
Software Helps States Reduce Foster Care Numbers
September 26, 2014 By Jeffrey Stinson, The Pew Charitable Trusts
Fewer children reside in state foster care than at any time in the last 25 years, as neglected or abused children increasingly are being placed with other relatives or kept in their homes after steps have been taken to make the family stable. . . . Colorado tracks children, measures its efforts and helps determine what other policies it should establish by using the Results Oriented Management in Child Welfare (ROM) reporting system developed about a decade ago at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare. . . . Read more