I have been looking forward to posting this message for many months, forty-two in fact. Since the adoption of this measure in January of 2011, performance has increased by 40.3%, which equates to an overall performance improvement of 80.1%.
This month, for the first time, I was able to present data in C-Stat that we have reached our goal of ensuring that 90% of all child abuse or neglect assessments throughout Colorado are closed within 60 days. This week, performance increased for the third consecutive week to an all-time high of 90.9% with 45 counties exceeding the goal.
I want to thank all of our county partners and their staff for your tireless effort to protect Colorado's kids. As you can see below, we've come so far!
The CDHS Community Performance Center was updated this week to include the May C-Stat Division of Child Welfare Presentation. The DCW staff is always monitoring C-Stat goals, working with community partners on monthly action items, and looking for ways to work together to improve outcomes for all children, youth and families.
We took a "sneak peak" at next month's data and we are really excited about the improvements we are seeing in Timeliness of Response to Initial Abuse/Neglect Investigation, Timeliness of Assessment Closure, and Congregate Care.
We can't wait to share the June slide deck with you! The Office of Children, Youth and Families presents June data on June 18. Remember to check the CDHS Community Performance Center that week or subscribe to this blog to receive data updates.
Thank you for all of your efforts! It is such an honor to work with all of you. -- Julie Krow, M.A., L.P.C Director | Office of Children, Youth and Families 1575 Sherman Street, 2nd Floor | Denver, CO 80203 O: 303-866-5414 | Julie.Krow@state.co.us