Below are our goals for this measure. Visiting with parents of children in out-of-home care keeps them engaged in the process, and visiting with parents of children who remain home help caseworkers assess the safety of children involved in our system. Colorado needed to meet both these PIP performance goals by September 30, 2014 to avoid a fiscal sanction, estimated at this time to be $115,883. I'm very proud of the way our Division of Child Welfare staff, ARD and county human service agencies have worked together to ensure that we were able to keep this funding for services to help abused and neglected children in Colorado rather than paying a fiscal sanction.
GOAL: Caseworker visits with the caregiver – IH Negotiated Improvement Goal: 75.10%
Colorado state performance - 77.5%
GOAL: Caseworker visits with the caregiver – OOH Negotiated Improvement Goal: 76.9%
Colorado state performance - 76.9%
To all of the county caseworkers and staff who have this weekend off, have a happy and safe Fourth of July! And, to all of the county staff that will be working this holiday weekend, an extra special thank you for all that you do for Colorado's children, youth and families.
Julie Krow, MA, LPC
Director of the Office of Children, Youth and Families