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Vulnerable Children & Adults Final 02-15-11
1. Child Safety
2. Child Care Licensing
3. Mental Health
4. Aging & Disability
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Vulnerable Children and Adults
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 1. Child Safety

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
1.1 - Caseload by Major Program Area18 (under revision)17.5DSHSDSHS continues to refine this measure to more accurately report caseload ratios by program area. The department will be developing separate targets for each program area. Data are for December 2010.
1.2 - Initial Response97%98%DSHSDSHS is meeting the combined target for timely face-to-face visits (or attempted visits) with alleged victims in child protection referrals. The average for November 2010 was 99.5% for emergent and 97% for non-emergent responses.
1.3 - Repeat MaltreatmentLess Than 12.9% Within 6 Months6.7% DSHSData shows significantly fewer children have experienced repeat maltreatment since the Governor mandated quicker response times to reports of child abuse and neglect in 2005. The estimated rate for Jan-June 2010 is 6.7%; the lowest since 2008.
1.4 - Monthly Visits95%94%DSHSThe percent of children receiving monthly visits from a social worker fell just under target for the quarter ending November 2010. Increasing numbers of children needing visits and temporary staff layoffs may be impacting recent performance.

 2. Child Care Licensing

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
2.1 - Timely Monitoring Visits in Licensed Facilities85%90%DELThe percent of child care facility monitoring visits conducted on time has increased significantly since the last quarter of FY09, from 54% to 90%. Data are for the 1st quarter of FY11.
2.2 - Timely Licensing Complaint Inspections45 Days38 DaysDELDEL is meeting the target for timely licensing complaint inspections after a three-quarter drop in performance due to staff vacancies and FamLink data issues. Data are for the 1st quarter of FY11.
2.3 - Timely Licensing Complaint/Abuse Investigations90 Days81 DaysDEL, DSHSRecent quality improvement efforts by DEL and DSHS have reduced the time to close licensing complaint inspections involving abuse and neglect by an average of 11 days. Data are for the 1st quarter of FY11.

 3. Mental Health Care

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
3.1 - Assaults in State Hospitals0.6 Per 1,000 Patient Beds0.61DSHSThe overall assault rate in state hospitals declined in the 4th quarter of FY10. Since 2008, assault claims at Western State Hospital fell, while the number at Eastern State increased. Child Study & Treatment Center continues to show more variation.
3.2 - CLIP Waiting List (waiting more than 30 days)Fewer Than 16 Children10 ChildrenDSHSThe number of children waiting for a CLIP bed declined after experiencing a sharp increase in the 3rd quarter of FY10. On average, 6-12 year olds waited 33 days and 13-17 year olds waited 25 days. Data are for the 1st quarter of FY11.

 4. Aging & Disability Services

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
4.1 - Timely Adult Protective Services Investigations23%24%DSHSThe percent of investigations open more than 90 days has remained relatively stable since the start of 2009, and performance is slightly below the 23% target this quarter. Data are for the 4th quarter of calendar year 2010.
4.2 - Timely Licensing Re-Inspections100%99.8%DSHSThe department continues to meet timely licensing re-inspection requirements and is revising their processes to increase the quality of re-inspections. Data are for the third quarter of calendar year 2010.
4.3 - Long-Term Care Clients Served in the Community80%80.2%DSHSThe department’s goal is to serve 80% of long-term care clients in community settings by FY13. In FY09, the statewide average was 79.5%. Data are for the first two quarters of FY10.