Questions?  Contact Anne McIntyre-Lahner, Director, Office of Performance Management, anne.mcintyre-lahner@ct.gov
  1. Successfully exit from Juan F. Consent Decree
  2. Ensure children reside safely with families whenever possible
  3. Achieve racial justice across the DCF system
  4. Prepare children and adolescents in care for success
  5. Prepare and support the workforce to meet the needs of children and families
 


1. Successfully exit from Juan F. Consent Decree

Performance Measure

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CY 2014
Annual

CY 2015
Target

CY 2015
Quarter 1

CY 2015
Quarter 2

CY 2015
Quarter 3

CY 2015
Quarter 4

Sustain pre-certified measures (OM 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22-Relative Search, In and Out of Home Repeat Maltreatment, Timely Adoptions, Siblings Placed Together, # of Placements, Placements in licensed Homes, Child in Placements Visits, Residential Treatment Reduction, Appropriate Discharges, Referrals to DMHAS and DDS, Multidisciplinary Medical and Dental Evaluations)

Pre-certified

Sustain

 

 

 

 

95.6%

90%

95.1%

95.2%

95.7%

97.1 %
Outcome Measure #2 (Completion of Investigations)

79.0%

85%

85.6%

88.9%

86.0%

93.5%
Outcome Measure #3 (Case Planning)

46.5%

90%

47.2%

  --
  50.9%
 44.4% 
Outcome Measure #9 (Transfer of Guardianship)

72.0%

70%

77.8%

66.7%

75.7%

 83.1%
Outcome Measure #11 (Re-entry)

6.1%

< 7%

5.0%

5.8%

4.1%

6.4%
Outcome Measure #15 (Needs Met)

58.6%

80%

47.2%

 --

 60.4%

 55.6%
Outcome Measure #17 (In Home Visitation)

83.9%

85%

86.1%

89.2%

87.5%

85.9%
Outcome Measure #18 (Caseloads)

87.4%

100%

90.6%

100.0%

99.8%

100%
 
 


2.
Ensure children reside safely with families whenever possible

Performance Measure

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CY 2014
Annual

CY 2015
Target

CY 2015
Quarter 1

CY 2015
Quarter 2

CY 2015
Quarter 3

CY 2015
Quarter 4

Percent of children in relative or special study  placements

34.20%

 

35.40%

36.25%

38.93%

  39.97%
Percent of children in DCF care, kinship, or therapeutic foster care

78.40%

 

79.90%

80.46%

81.13%

 81.23%

Total number of children in placement

4,029

 

4,021

4,000

4,003

  3,991  
Percent of children in placement in Congregate Care

18.70%

 

15.70%

14.50%

13.67%

  13.50%

Percent of children placed with kin at Entry

38.70%

 

37.80%

49.27%

45.00%

   36.67%
 
 


3.
Achieve racial justice across the DCF system


The Disparity Index score is a multiplier which indicates how much more likely one group of children is to experience a particular thing, as compared to non-Hispanic white children. If, for example, Hispanic children have a disparity index score of 2.0 for the measure “Children referred as alleged victims,” it can be said that they are 2.0 times as likely as non-Hispanic white children to be referred as alleged victims.  It does not mean that two times as many Hispanic children are being referred as non-Hispanic white children. And when the rate goes down, it does not mean that fewer children are being referred; rather, it means that referral rates are moving towards parity.


Performance Measure

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Race

CY 2014
Annual

CY 2015
Target

CY 2015
Annual

 

 

 

The Disparity Index for alleged victims in Family Assessment Responses (FAR)

Hispanic/Latino, Any Race

1.7

1


 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Black / African American

1.9

1


 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Other

1.7

1


 

 

 

The Disparity Index for alleged victims in CPS Investigations

Hispanic/Latino, Any Race

2.0

1

2.6

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Black / African American

2.6

1

2.9

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Other

1.9

1

1.8

 

 

 

The Disparity Index for substantiated victims

Hispanic/Latino, Any Race

2.3

1

2.6

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Black / African American

2.8

1

1.9

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Other

2.1

1

3.0

 

 

 

The Disparity Index for children in cases opened for services

Hispanic/Latino, Any Race

2.3

1

2.5

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Black / African American

2.9

1

1.8

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Other

2.0

1

3.0

 

 

 

The Disparity Index for children entering care

Hispanic/Latino, Any Race

2.6

1

3.0

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Black / African American

3.5

1

1.8

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Other

2.3

1

3.3

 

 

 

The Disparity Index for children in DCF care

Hispanic/Latino, Any Race

2.6

1

2.7

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Black / African American

3.7

1

1.6

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Other

1.9

1

4.0

 

 

 

The Disparity Index for children in residential care

Hispanic/Latino, Any Race

2.3

1

2.7

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Black / African American

4.7

1

1.6

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Other

2.0

1

4.0

 

 

 

The Disparity Index for children committed delinquent

Hispanic/Latino, Any Race

4.7

1

 

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Black / African American

13.7

1

 

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Other

3.1

1

 

 

 

 

 

The following three indices are calculated differently from the ones above; where those above use the overall demographics of children in Connecticut as a comparison point, the following three use the demographics of the population of children committed delinquent. This is intended to better capture how well DCF serves this particular population.

The Disparity Index for children committed delinquent and placed in secure treatment

Hispanic/Latino, Any Race

2.6

1

 

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Black / African American

2.7

1

 

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Other

1.8

1

 

 

 

 

The Disparity Index for children committed delinquent and placed in congregate care

Hispanic/Latino, Any Race

0.5

1

 

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Black / African American

0.5

1

 

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Other

0.7

1

 

 

 

 

The Disparity Index for children committed delinquent and placed on parole

Hispanic/Latino, Any Race

0.8

1

 

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Black / African American

0.7

1

 

 

 

 

Non-Hispanic, Other

0.9

1

 

 

 

 

 
 


4. Prepare children and adolescents in care for success


Performance Measure

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CY 2014
Annual

CY 2015
Target

CY 2015
Quarter 1

CY 2015
Quarter 2

CY 2015
Quarter 3

CY 2015
Quarter 4

Percent of 13+ children with  preferred Permanency plans
 (13-17 and 18+ average)

 

100%

40.5%

 

52.83%

  57.74%
  46.02%
 


5.  Prepare and support the workforce to meet the needs of children and families

Performance Measure

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CY 2014
Annual

CY 2015
Target

CY 2015
Quarter 1

CY 2015
Quarter 2

CY 2015
Quarter 3

CY 2015
Quarter 4

Percent of newly-hired social workers with MSWs or BSWs

62%

100%

38%

 

 

 

Percent of Supervisors Trained in the Supervision Model

98.20%

100%

 

 

 

 

Percent of Program Managers Trained in the Supervision Model

60.75%

100%