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Vulnerable Children & Adults Final 05-11-11
1. Child Safety
2. Child Care Licensing
3. Mental Health
4. Aging & Disability
5. Veterans Services
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Vulnerable Children and Adults
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 1. Child Safety

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
1.1 - Caseload by Major Program Area1817.1DSHSDSHS continues to refine this measure to more accurately report caseload ratios by program area. The current caseload target is based on Child & Family Welfare Services program standards. Data are for April 2011.
1.2 - Initial Response97%99%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 February 2011 was 99% for emergent and non-emergent responses.
1.3 - Repeat MaltreatmentLess Than 12.9% Within 6 Months7.0% 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 rate for Jan-June 2010 is 7.0%; the lowest since 2008.
1.4 - Monthly Visits95%95%DSHSChildren's Administration continues to meet the 95% target for children receiving monthly visits from a social worker. The number of children needing visits has increased 12% since October 2010. Data are for February 2011.

 2. Child Care Licensing

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
2.1 - Timely Monitoring Visits in Licensed Facilities85%93%DELThe percent of child care facility monitoring visits conducted on time has increased significantly since the last quarter of FY09, from 54% to 93%. Data are for the 2nd quarter of FY11.
2.2 - Timely Licensing Complaint Inspections45 Days35 DaysDELDEL continues to improve their timeliness for closing licensing complaint inspections after experiencing a three-quarter drop in performance due to staff vacancies and FamLink data issues in FY10. Data are for the 2nd quarter of FY11.
2.3 - Timely Licensing Complaint/Abuse Investigations90 Days81 DaysDEL, DSHSDEL and DSHS have implemented several improvements since April 2010 in order to reduce the time to close licensing complaint inspections involving abuse and neglect. Data are for the 2nd quarter of FY11.

 3. Mental Health Care

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
3.1 - Assaults in State Hospitals0.60 Per 1,000 Patient Beds0.48DSHSThe current assault claims rate across state hospitals is the lowest recorded to date. In recent quarters Western State Hospital had a decrease in assault claims filed, while Eastern State Hospital and Child Study & Treatment Center had more variations.
3.2 - CLIP Waiting List (waiting more than 30 days)Fewer Than 16 Children7DSHSThe number of children waiting for a CLIP bed continues to fall below the target of 16 or less. On average, 6-12 year olds waited 49 days and 13-17 year olds waited 21 days. Data are for the 2nd quarter of FY11.

 4. Aging & Disability Services

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
4.1 - Timely Adult Protective Services Investigations23%25%DSHSAlthough performance is slightly below the 23% target this quarter, the percent of investigations open more than 90 days has remained relatively stable since the start of 2009. Data are for the 1st quarter of calendar year 2011.
4.2 - Timely Licensing Re-Inspections100%99.6%DSHSThe department continues to meet timely licensing re-inspection requirements. Improvement efforts are underway to increase the quality of re-inspections. Data are for the 1st quarter of calendar year 2011.
4.3 - Long-Term Care Clients Served in the Community80%81.2%DSHSThe department’s goal is to serve 80% of long-term care clients in community settings by FY13. As of the 1st quarter of FY11, the department is exceeding that goal at 81.2%, up from a statewide average was 79.5% in FY09.

 5. Veterans Services

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
5.1 - Housing Availability for Homeless Veteransn/a1,615DVAThe number of veteran-specific shelter and housing beds available across the state has remained stable since FY08. The number of VASH vouchers used to secure permanent housing rose from 245 to 1,010. DVA is pursuing additional beds for 2011.