The Jan-Jun 2010 (entry cohort) repeat maltreatment rate is estimated to have declined to 6.7%. This represents 224 children out of 3,342, a decline from 435 out of 3,537 since quicker response time standards and other practice changes were implemented beginning in 2005.
We continue to monitor this data as a key indicator of the success of the child protection system.
The DSHS Children’s Administration is enhancing practice and business processes to help increase child safety. Improvements include consulting with the National Resource Center for Child Protective Services to help strengthen assessment of child safety and safety plan development and monitoring, and to stay current with best practice to keep children safe.
See Also: FamLink 6,12, and 24 Month Revictimization Rates