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DCF Has Improved Some Aspects of Independent Living Program Oversight; Other Long-Standing Problems Remain, Report No. 10-30, March 2010
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  • The Department of Children and Families has improved its fiscal oversight of lead agency Independent Living expenditures for young adults age 18 and older to help ensure that federal funds for this age group are spent in compliance with federal law. The department also has broadened its contract monitoring and quality assurance systems to better address key elements of the Independent Living Program.
  • However, the department continues to lack an effective mechanism to track whether 13- to 17 year-old youth receive services as directed by law. The department also is not routinely monitoring whether lead agencies meet minimum contract standards for services and has not met statutory requirements to establish program outcome measures.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Family Safety
Department of Children and Families

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 07-11 Improved Fiscal and Quality Oversight Is Needed for the Independent Living Program,published in February 2007.
  • Report No. 05-61 Improvements in Independent Living Services Will Better Assist State‚Äôs Struggling Youth,published in December 2005.
  • Report No. 04-78 Independent Living Minimum Standards Recommended for Children in Foster Care,published in November 2004.

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