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Vulnerable Children & Adults Final 11-15-11
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 Area1816.9DSHSDSHS 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 July 2011.
1.2 - Initial Response97%98.5%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 May 2011 was 99% for emergent and 98% for non-emergent responses.
1.3 - Repeat MaltreatmentLess Than 12.9% Within 6 Months6.1% 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 Jul-Dec 2010 is 6.1%; the lowest since 2002.
1.4 - Monthly Visits95%96%DSHSChildren's Administration continues to meet the 95% target for children receiving monthly visits from a social worker. The number of children needing visits increased more than 7% compared to May 2010. Data are for May 2011.

 2. Child Care Licensing

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
2.1 - Timely Monitoring Visits in Licensed Facilities85%89%DELThe percent of child care facility monitoring visits conducted on time has increased significantly since the last quarter of FY09, from 54% to 89%. Data are for the 3rd quarter of FY11.
2.2 - Timely Licensing Complaint Inspections45 Days32 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 3rd quarter of FY11.
2.3 - Timely Licensing Complaint/Abuse Investigations90 Days89 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 3rd quarter of FY11.

 3. Mental Health Care

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
3.1 - Assaults in State Hospitals0.60 Per 1,000 Patient Beds0.32DSHSThe 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 Children3DSHSThe 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 20 days and 13-17 year olds waited 15 days. Data are for the 3rd quarter of FY11.

 4. Aging & Disability Services

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
4.1 - Timely Adult Protective Services Investigations23%22%DSHSThe percent of investigations open more than 90 days has remained relatively stable since the start of 2009. Data are for the 2nd quarter of calendar year 2011.
4.2 - Timely Licensing Re-Inspections100%99.4%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 2nd quarter of calendar year 2011.
4.3 - Long-Term Care Clients Served in the Community80%81.4%DSHSThe department’s goal is to serve 80% of long-term care clients in community settings by FY13. As of the 2nd quarter of FY11, the department is exceeding that goal at 81.4%, up from a statewide average of 79.5% in FY09.

 5. Veterans Services

MeasureTargetActualStatusAgencyNotes
5.1 - Veterans Income, Benefits and Entitlementsn/aover 16,000 claims filedDVAIn FY 2011, DVA processed nearly 17,000 claims from veterans across Washington State. More than $350 million in federal benefits were paid to veterans and their families during the year.