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DCF Takes Action to Improve Implementation of State’s Community-Based Care Initiatives, Report No. 08-52, September 2008
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As recommended in our 2007 report, the Department of Children and Families has taken action to strengthen the state’s community-based care system. The department has trained child welfare staff on recent statutory changes affecting child welfare and worked with the community-based care lead agencies to develop and implement strategies to help ensure that appropriate placement options are available for children in out-of-home care. The department has also created reporting mechanisms to oversee lead agencies’ use of their increased funding flexibility.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 07-03 CBC Pilot Project Implementation Delayed But Proceeding; Other Initiatives Implemented, published in January 2007.

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. 08-09 Pilot to Outsource CBC Program Oversight Encountered Setbacks; Effectiveness Unknown, published in February 2008.
  • Report No. 08-06  Additional Strategies Would Help Address the Barriers to Successful Adoptions, published in January 2008.

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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