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CBC Pilot Project Implementation Delayed But Proceeding; Other Initiatives Implemented, Report No. 07-03, January 2007
 
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  • The Department of Children and Families implemented the outsourced oversight components of the community-based care pilot project with some delays.  The department has also implemented grant funding and fixed-price contracts to provide the pilot lead agencies with greater funding flexibility.
  • Stakeholders indicate that the pilot project has produced benefits including objective review by qualified entities, more frequent and meaningful fiscal monitoring reports, and streamlined administrative processes.  However, the pilot project faces challenges in outsourcing monitoring functions that were being restructured and are untested, and completing a final plan detailing how some aspects of monitoring will be conducted.
  • The department has implemented the federal Title IV‑E waiver, statutory changes to permanency planning requirements, and grant funding and fixed-price contracts for all lead agencies statewide.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Family Safety
Department of Children and Families

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 09-09 Outsourced Oversight for Community-Based Care Produced Benefits But Substantive Challenges, published in February 2009.
  • Report No. 08-52 DCF Takes Action to Improve Implementation of State's Community-Based Care Initiatives, published in September 2008.
  • Report No. 08-09 Pilot to Outsource CBC Program Oversight Encountered Setbacks; Effectiveness Unknown, published in February 2008.
  • Report No. 06-50 Child Welfare System Performance Mixed in First Year of Statewide Community-Based Care, published in June 2006.
  • Report No. 06-16 The Department of Children and Families Has Taken Steps to Address 2005 Contracting Law, published in February 2006.
  • Report No. 05-61 Improvements in Independent Living Services Will Better Assist State’s Struggling Youth, published in December 2005.
  • Report No. 05-40 Progress Report: After Further Delay, DCF Redesigning Child Welfare Training and Taking Steps to Clarify Case Transfer, published in August 2005.
  • Report No. 05-12 OPPAGA Report: Child Welfare Transition Nearly Complete; Budget Allocation and Oversight Systems Need Strengthening, published in March 2005. 
  • Report No. 04-78 OPPAGA Report: Independent Living Minimum Standards Recommended for Children in Foster Care, published in November 2004.
  • Report No. 04-65 OPPAGA Report: DCF Improves Readiness Assessment Process; However, Additional Changes Are Needed, published in September 2004.
  • Report No. 04-03 Special Report: DCF Needs to Improve Child Protection Staff Training and Clarify DCF and Lead Agency Roles, published in January 2004.

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