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1 Department of Health and Human Services & Department of Probation October 28, 2014 Title IV-E California Well-Being Project

2 Objective To test child welfare interventions designed to decrease reliance on foster care and shorten the time children have open welfare cases. Goals Improve permanency and well-being outcomes Increase child safety without over reliance in out-of-home care Improve service array Engage families through individualized case work October 28, 2014 DHHS & Probation–Title IV-E Waiver 2 California Well-Being Project

3 Cohort 1 7/1/07 – 9/30/19 Alameda Los Angeles Cohort 2 10/1/14 – 9/30/19 ButteLake Sacramento San Diego San Francisco Santa Clara Sonoma October 28, 2014 DHHS & Probation–Title IV-E Waiver 3 Participating Counties

4 Flexible use of federal foster care funding Must include child welfare and probation – DHA in Sacramento County Capped funding allocation based on 5-year average ( ) Requires maintenance of base spending level October 28, 2014 DHHS & Probation–Title IV-E Waiver 4 How Does It Work?

5 Counties must implement prevention and family centered practices Requires reinvestment of savings into child welfare and probation Well-Being Project activities The evaluation component will include process, outcomes and costs Counties may opt out with fiscal repercussions October 28, 2014 DHHS & Probation–Title IV-E Waiver 5 How Does It Work? (continued)

6 Federal Funds $49.5 M Local Share $107.1 M $156.6 million October 28, 2014 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 6 Estimated Full Year Budget Comparison Federal Funds $66.3 M Local Share $107.1 M $173.4 million

7 Additional federal funds (waiver) Base amount (five-year average) Unchanged local spending Increased Investment in Better Outcomes October 28, 2014 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 7 How Are Savings Generated? Increased Investment in Better Outcomes Decreased number of children in out-of-home care Reduced entries and re-entries SAVINGS

8 $12.3 million in flexible federal funding for FY 14/15 Annualized $16.7 million through FY 18/19 (plus inflator) Increased federal funding Prevention Wrap-around Intensive family reunification Evidence-based programs Use of flexible dollars and reinvestment of future savings into programs… Increased reunification for CPS children More timely permanency for foster children Reduced re-entries into CPS Reduced recidivism for Probation children Reduced entry into systems due to effective prevention …for better outcomes October 28, 2014 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 8 Potential Benefits to Sacramento County

9 If total costs in a given year exceed the level of additional funding, the County will be required to absorb those excess costs with local funding DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 9 October 28, 2014

10 Caseloads Placement Costs Operation/Admin Costs Realignment Growth October 28, 2014 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 10 Variables Affecting Level of County Risk

11 Length Of Stays Entries & Reentries Group Home Placements Out-of-County Placements Out-of-State Placements October 28, 2014 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 11 High Risk Scenarios

12 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 12 October 28, 2014 DepartmentPositions (FTEs) Full Year Staff Costs* Contracts*Total* DHHS24$2.6$7.5$10.1 Probation12$1.5$2.7$4.2 DHA2$0.3__$0.3 Subtotal38$4.4$10.2$14.6 Aid Payments$2.0 TOTAL38$4.4$10.2$16.6 *millions

13 Mitigating risk Funds set aside to cover unforeseen cost increases Early opt out costs County would have to pay back all waiver money spent on services that are not Title IV-E eligible under traditional funding structure Sustainability How would County fund waiver-related programs after the waiver period (FY19-20)? October 28, 2014 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 13 Other Considerations

14 October 28, 2014 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 14 QUESTIONS

15 Michelle Callejas Deputy Director Child Protective Services 15 October 28, 2014DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver

16 Achieving Better Outcomes Increased Safety Prevention of Abuse and Neglect More Timely and Successful Permanency DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver October 28,

17 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver October 28, Safety Safety Organized Practice (SOP) Prevention Focus on children 6 and older Permanency Intensive Family Finding and Kinship Support

18 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver October 28, Safety SOP is engagement model Similar to Signs of Safety Prevention Expanding services in Family Resource Centers Permanency Competitive process Letters of Interest (LOI) RFP

19 Contracting for permanency and prevention services $1.1 million for FY $36 million over 5 years Providers Partnering with providers to achieve outcomes Support local and state evaluation efforts Support policy development and training Ensure compliance with CWS/CMS requirements Staff DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 19 October 28, 2014

20 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver October 28, Continuous Quality Improvement PreventionPermanencySafety

21 If chosen interventions do not lead to expected outcome improvements then we will not continue investing in them DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 21 October 28, 2014

22 Year 1- Stable Year 2 – 5% (ages 0-18) Year 3 – 4% (ages 0-18) Year 4 – 2% (ages 0-18) Year 5 – 2% (ages 0-18) DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 22 October 28, 2014

23 $7 Million Over 5 years DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 23 October 28, 2014

24 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 24 October 28, 2014

25 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 25 October 28, 2014

26 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 26 QUESTIONS

27 Brian Lee Division Chief Probation 27 October 28, 2014DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver

28 Achieving Better Outcomes Decreased Entries Reduced Recidivism Prevent Delinquency DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver October 28,

29 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver October 28, Entries Wraparound Services (WRAP) Recidivism MultiSystemic Therapy (MST) Prevention Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

30 $11.7 million over five years Providers Assist with outcome, audit and service delivery Cross-over youth practice model and other cross-systems initiatives Case management and supervision Staff DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 30 October 28, 2014

31 25% reduction Decreased time in out-of-home placement DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 31 October 28, 2014

32 DHHS & Probation – Title IV-E Waiver 32 QUESTIONS


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