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DCF's Adult Services Program Meeting Goals; Data Reliability, Case Management Need Work, Report No. 01-08, February 2001
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The State Lands Program handles all functions related to acquiring, administering, disposing, and managing conservation and recreation lands. Although the Department of Environmental Protection administers most state-level program activities, other state agencies, the five water management districts, and local governments perform the rest of the program’s activities.
  • Program services have been effective in preventing further harm to adult victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation and in keeping disabled adults in private homes rather than keeping them in more costly nursing homes.  However, the program should be more timely in closing adult protective investigation cases.
  • Some program data are unreliable, which impedes effective program management and accountability.
  • The program lacks statutory authority to provide case management for optional state supplementation recipients, even though this activity represents one-half of the program’s case management workload.
  • The program could reduce the number of optional state supplement case management visits, which would reduce the need for 23.75 FTE positions ($885,000) or free staff to do other work.
  • Further privatization of the case management function for disabled adults is not currently feasible. 

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Adult Services
Medicaid Aged and Disabled Adult Waiver
Home and Community-Based Services Program
Vocational Rehabilitation

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 03-08 Progress Report: Improvements Needed in the Department of Children and Families Adult Services Program, published in January 2003.
  • Report No. 01-04 Program Review: High-Risk Elder Victims of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation Quickly Served; Data Problems Remain, published in  January 2001.

Copies of this report in print or alternate accessible format may be obtained by telephone (850/488-0021), by FAX (850/487-9213), in person, or by mail (OPPAGA Report Production, Claude Pepper Building, Room 312, 111 W. Madison St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-1475).
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