Children and Families, Department of

Report NumberRelease DateTitle
17-09 6/17 DCF and Its Lead Agencies Have Not Resolved Issues Related to Serving Commercially Sexually Exploited Children
16-04 7/16 Placement Challenges Persist for Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation; Questions Regarding Effective Interventions and Outcomes Remain
15-06 6/15 State and Local Agencies Are in Initial Stages of Addressing Needs of Child Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
13-07 3/13 Profile of Florida’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers
13-04 2/13 Juvenile and Adult Incompetent to Proceed Cases and Costs
12-12 12/12 Registered Sex Offenders in Florida Communities Increased to Over 23,000; Transient Offenders Present Challenges
12-03 1/12 Profile of Florida’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers
11-03 1/11 Profile of Florida’s Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers
10-57 11/10 Steps Taken to Improve the VPK Program; Additional Actions Needed To Increase Program Accountability
10-51 8/10 Legislature Clarified Responsibility for Educating Exceptional Students in Residential Facilities
10-47 7/10 DCF and Lead Agencies Have Made Progress in Reducing Barriers to Successful Adoptions
10-40 4/10 Insufficient Information Available to Fully Assess the Success of the Self-Directed Care Program
10-30 3/10 DCF Has Improved Some Aspects of Independent Living Program Oversight; Other Long-Standing Problems Remain
10-10 1/10 Profile of Florida's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers
10-02S 2/10 Sunset Review: Better Coordination Between Florida and the Federal Government Could Expedite Removal of Undocumented Aliens in Mental Health Institutions
10-01S 1/10 Sunset Review: The Department of Children and Families and the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation Use Similar Eligibility Determination Processes, But Coordinate to Minimize Duplication
09-33 8/09 Limited Information Available to Assess Statewide Demand and Outcomes for After School Programs
09-32 7/09 Florida's Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Waivers
09-25S 12/09 Sunset Review: Child Care Services Placement, Options for Legislative Consideration
09-24S 12/09 Sunset Review: Children’s Legal Services Has Made Changes to Address Recommendations for Improvement; Some Challenges Remain
09-23S 10/09 Sunset Review: The Department of Children and Families Needs to Enhance Its Fiscal Controls for the Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver Program
09-22S 10/09 Sunset Review: Statewide Advocacy Council Activities Overlap with Other Entities, but Duplication Is Minimal
09-21S 10/09 Sunset Review: The Department of Children and Families and the Agency for Persons with Disabilities Have Improved Their Working Relationship, but Several Problems Remain
09-20S 9/09 Sunset Review: The Office of Adoption and Child Protection Overlaps with the Department of Children and Families in Promoting Public Awareness, but Their Activities Differ in Other Areas
09-19S 8/09 Sunset Review: Department of Health and Department of Children and Families Child Abuse Prevention Programs Include Some Similar Functions, but Direct Duplication Is Minimal
09-18S 6/09 Sunset Review: The Commission on Marriage and Family Support Initiatives Disbanded Due to State Budget Reductions
09-17S 5/09 Sunset Review: Locally-Focused Community-Based Care Replaced the Family Builders Program
09-15 3/09 Transition to Aging Resource Centers Complete; Enhancement of Elder Service System Continues
09-09 2/09 Outsourced Oversight for Community-Based Care Produced Benefits But Substantive Challenges
09-08 2/09 Increased Public Awareness of the Long-Term Care Insurance Partnership Program Would Contribute to the Program’s Success
08-52 9/08 DCF Takes Action to Improve Implementation of State’s Community-Based Care Initiatives
08-39 6/08 DCF Improves Contract Oversight of Lead Agencies; Fiscal, Quality, and Performance Assessment Are Undergoing Change
08-32 5/08 Department of Children and Families Has Strengthened Its Contract Oversight System
08-27 4/08 Responsibility for the Education of Exceptional Students in Residential Treatment Facilities Needs Clarification
08-17 3/08 Incompetent to Proceed Adjudications Increasing
08-14 3/08 Statewide Implementation of Aging Resource Center Initiative Is Substantially Complete
08-13 3/08 ACCESS Improved Productivity; Additional Refinements Would Better Manage Workload
08-10 3/08 The Delays in Screening Sexually Violent Predators Increase Costs; Treatment Facility Security Enhanced
08-09S 12/08 Sunset Review: Department of Children and Families Advisory Committees Assessment
08-09 2/08 Pilot to Outsource CBC Program Oversight Encountered Setbacks; Effectiveness Unknown
08-06 1/08 Additional Strategies Would Help Address the Barriers to Successful Adoptions
08-05S 12/08 Sunset Review: Department of Children and Families Overview
08-05 1/08 Lead Agencies Structure Their Adoption Programs in a Variety of Ways
08-01S 11/08 Sunset Review: OPPAGA Reports on the Department of Children and Families 2000-2008
07-38 9/07 An Aggressive Schedule Set to Complete Implementation of Aging Resource Centers
07-20 3/07 Department of Elder Affairs Resumes Transition Activities for Aging Resource Center Initiative
07-12 2/07 Several Factors Can Delay Eligibility Determination for Medicaid Long-Term Care
07-11 2/07 Improved Fiscal and Quality Oversight Is Needed for the Independent Living Program
07-03 1/07 CBC Pilot Project Implementation Delayed But Proceeding; Other Initiatives Implemented
06-72 12/06 Further Contracting Enhancements Would Help DCF Correct Vendor Noncompliance
06-63 9/06 Administrative Child Support Order Establishment Process Has Not Yet Produced All Expected Benefits
06-62 9/06 Aging Resource Center Initiative Has Not Moved Beyond the Pilot Sites
06-60 8/06 Progress Report: School Readiness Guidance and Communication Improve; Fiscal Issues, Evaluation Need Attention
06-59 8/06 Progress Report: While Some Steps Have Been Taken, Office on Homelessness Needs to Enhance Efforts to Assist the Homeless Population Within the State
06-50 6/06 Child Welfare System Performance Mixed in First Year of Statewide Community-Based Care
06-47 5/06 Progress Report: Adult Protective Services Takes Steps to Improve Coordination with Local Law Enforcement Agencies
06-21 3/06 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation Made Progress But Needs More Narrow Focus
06-20 3/06 Aging and Disability Pilot Sites Are Making Progress; Future of Other Centers Uncertain
06-16 2/06 The Department of Children and Families Has Taken Steps to Address 2005 Contracting Law
06-12 2/06 Centralizing DCF Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs Produced Benefits
06-05 1/06 Additional Improvements Are Needed as DCF Redesigns Its Lead Agency Oversight Systems
05-62 12/05 A Medicaid Buy-in Program Would Increase Health Care Access for the Uninsured But Also Increase State Costs
05-61 12/05 Improvements in Independent Living Services Will Better Assist State’s Struggling Youth
05-47 9/05 Progress Report: Child Welfare Legal Services Makes Some Improvements, But Other Changes Needed
05-45 8/05 Aging Resource Center Initiative Is Moving Ahead, But Needs Additional Work
05-40 8/05 Progress Report: After Further Delay, DCF Redesigning Child Welfare Training and Taking Steps to Clarify Case Transfer
05-39 7/05 Disabilities Groups Should Improve Coordination, But Duplication of Activities Appears to Be Low
05-17 3/05 The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Corporation Has Not Addressed Its Responsibilities Fully
05-12 3/05 Child Welfare Transition Nearly Complete; Budget Allocation and Oversight Systems Need Strengthening
05-07 2/05 Centralizing DCF Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs Provides Benefits But Also Challenge
05-06 2/05 DOEA Has Taken Reasonable Steps to Begin the Aging Resource Center Initiative
05-03 1/05 Continuing Certain Medicaid Options Will Increase Costs, But Benefit Recipients and the State
05-01 1/05 Economic Impact of Homelessness Is Significant; Improvements Needed at State and Local Levels
04-78 11/04 Independent Living Minimum Standards Recommended for Children in Foster Care
04-73 10/04 Most Adult Protection Working Agreements Signed, But Have Had Limited Effectiveness
04-67 8/04 Progress Report: DCF Implements Recommendations, But Some Delays Still Occurring in Residential Mental Health Assessment Process
04-65 9/04 DCF Improves Readiness Assessment Process; However, Additional Changes Are Needed
04-63 8/04 Progress Report: Sexually Violent Predator Program Is Reducing Backlog, But Still Not Timely
04-55 8/04 Progress Report: Children’s Advocacy Centers Authorized to Receive State Funds, But Need Additional Accountability
04-39 6/04 Many Children Receiving Intensive Exceptional Student Education Services Are Served by Multiple Programs; No Unnecessary Duplication of Services Found
04-25 3/04 Progress Report: No Lead Agencies Have Earned Excess Federal Funds for Several Years
04-19 2/04 Workforce Development System Overview
04-16 2/04 Maximizing Federal Revenue Could Help Offset Costly Services for Children with Disabilities
04-15 2/04 DCF’s Lead Agency Readiness Assessment Process Meets Statutory Requirements, But Needs Strengthening
04-05 1/04 Child Welfare Legal Services Should Be Provided by DCF or Private Law Firms
04-03 1/04 DCF Needs to Improve Child Protection Staff Training and Clarify DCF and Lead Agency Roles
03-52 10/03 Economic Self-Sufficiency Performance Mixed; Food Stamps Improvements Could Yield Federal Bonuses
03-48 9/03 Progress Report: Developmental Disabilities Program Taken Action on Some Recommendations; Still Needs to Address Service Issues to Better Meet Its Client Needs
03-09 1/03 Progress Report: Child Protection Program Makes Needed Changes But Lacks Data for Evaluating Results of Initiatives
03-08 1/03 Progress Report: Improvements Needed in the Department of Children and Families Adult Services Program
03-03 1/03 Residential Mental Health Assessment Process Working Well with Minor Delays
02-65 12/02 Progress Report: The Department Still Lacks Data Needed to Assess the Child Safety Administrative Review Process
02-61 11/02 Progress Report: Child Care Program Implements Recommendations to Improve Licensing and Enforcement Activities
02-54 10/02 Progress Report: Delays Reduced But Persist in the State's Juvenile Competency Program
02-46 9/02 Progress Report: Mental Health Institutions Program Acted on Three OPPAGA Recommendations
02-44 8/02 Children's Advocacy Centers Appear Beneficial But Have Limited Accountability
02-19 3/02 Progress Report: Domestic Violence Program Improves Coordination, But Lacks Data on Long-Term Effect of Services
02-18 3/02 Progress Report: Developmental Disabilities Program Takes Steps to Improve Medicaid Waiver Systems and Controls
02-16 3/02 Progress Report of Justification Review: Child Protection Program, Department of Children and Families
02-09 2/02 Legislative Options to Control Rising Developmental Disabilities Costs
01-38 8/01 Legislature Should Establish Foster Care Excess Federal Earnings Program Despite Slow Start
01-34 8/01 Progress Report: Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Program Taking Steps to Implement Recommendations
01-14 3/01 Child Protection Program
01-08 2/01 DCF's Adult Services Program Meeting Goals; Data Reliability, Case Management Need Work
01-06 2/01 Client Characteristics and Outcomes Are Similar for Both Administrative and Judicial Review of Child Abuse Cases
01-04 1/01 High-Risk Elder Victims of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation Quickly Served; Data Problems Remain
00-27 12/00 72% of Youths Restored to Competency, Able to Move to Delinquency Proceedings
00-17 11/00 Developmental Disabilities Program, Florida Department of Children and Families
00-16 11/00 Child Care Program
00-14 10/00 Progress Report: Agencies Are Following Through by Consolidating Administrative Services
00-13 10/00 Mental Health Institutions Program
00-12 9/00 Effectiveness and Monitoring of Martin Treatment Center for Sexually Violent Predators
00-03 8/00 Domestic Violence Shelters Keep Victims Safe, Need Data on Long-Term Effects
99-58 6/00 Escape from Martin Treatment Center for Sexually Violent Predators
99-36 2/00 The Sexually Violent Predator Program's Assessment Process Continues to Evolve
99-35 2/00 Progress Report: Disability Determination Program Taking Actions to Improve Its Timeliness
99-34 2/00 Review of the Workforce Development System
99-31 2/00 The Home- and Community-Based Services Waiver Systems, Controls Should Be Improved
99-30 1/00 WAGES Caseload Declines; the Program Faces Participant Employment Challenges
99-23 1/00 Department of Children and Families Mental Health Institutions Program Proposed Performance Measures for Fiscal Year 2000-01
99-22 1/00 Department of Children and Families Adult Community Mental Health Proposed Performance Measures for Fiscal Year 2000-01
99-20 12/99 Department of Children and Families' Child Protective Investigation Administrative Review Process
99-10 9/99 Child Support Enforcement State Case Registry
99-09 9/99 Justification Review of the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Program
98-52 2/99 PB2 Performance Report for the Adult Community Mental Health Subprogram
98-51 2/99 PB2 Performance Report for the Disability Determination Program
98-49 2/99 PB2 Performance Report for the Substance Abuse Subprogram
98-43 1/99 PB2 Performance Report for the Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health (ADM) Program
98-38 1/99 Follow-Up Review of Early Education and Child Care Programs
98-35 12/98 Review of Start-up and Early Implementation Efforts Related to the WAGES Privatization Pilot Projects
98-29 12/98 Preliminary Report Referrals and Service Provision for Elder Victims of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation
98-27 12/98 Follow-Up Report on Assisted Living Facilities Serving Residents with Severe Mental Illnesses
98-26 12/98 Subjects of Child Protective Investigations: Survey Results and Case Characteristics
98-20 11/98 Review of the Provision of Administrative Services in Florida's Health and Human Services Agencies
98-16 10/98 Inventory of Information and Referral Services Offered Through the: Agency for Health Care Administration, Department of Children and Families, Department of Elder Affairs, Department of Health, Department of Juvenile Justice, Department of Labor and Emp
97-69 4/98 Review of the Effect of Child Protection Investigations on Families
97-61 3/98 Review of the Efficacy of Community-Based Services to Severely and Persistently Mentally Ill Persons
97-12 10/97 Follow-up Report on the Department of Children and Families Pilot Project for Productivity
96-75 4/97 Follow-up Report on Client Outcome and Program Effectiveness Systems
96-57 2/97 Review of Assisted Living Facilities Serving Residents With Severe Mental Illnesses
96-44 1/97 Evaluation of Child Welfare Legal Services Pilot Projects
95-21 12/95 Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services Pilot Project for Productivity
94-27 1/95 Review of Early Education and Child Care Programs: A Fourteen-County Perspective
94-25 12/94 Performance Review of the Early Education and Child Care Programs Administered by the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
94-24 12/94 Review of Client Outcome and Program Effectiveness Systems Administered by the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
12247 2/94 A Review of Workloads of Selected Child Care Licensure Programs Administered by the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
12233 1/94 Performance Audit of the Licensure of Child Placing Agencies Administered by the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
12223 1/94 Performance Audit of the Emergency Shelter Program Administered by the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
12040 4/93 Performance Audit of the Licensure of Foster Home and Emergency Shelter Home Program Administered by the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services