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Vision: Develop and continuously improve a model system of family safety that: has the confidence of the citizens of Florida; is effective and efficient.

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1 Vision: Develop and continuously improve a model system of family safety that: has the confidence of the citizens of Florida; is effective and efficient in its use of resources; provides accountability in achieving its mission, goals and objectives; is seen as a national model. Mission: The Family Safety program provides leadership in working with community partners to insure the safety, timely permanency and well-being of Floridas children and families. Family Safety Program Overview 1

2 Family Safety Data FY Through May 01, there were 163, 285 investigations initiated and 136,718 investigations closed. The closed cases included: 235,616 alleged child victims 109,130 children with findings of maltreatment. As of May 1, there were 17,890 children in foster care.

3 3 GOALS In-Home Services Successful Reunification Adoption *** *

4 Foster Care Improvements Abuse Hotline Evaluation Restructuring Training System Train to Tasks Adult Education Model Mentoring Program Competency-Based HomeSafenet Community-Based Care Family Safety Major Initiatives 4

5 National Data Sets & Analysis National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS) Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System (AFCARS) Adoption and Safe Families Act (AFSA) of 1997

6 Child Welfare Annual Outcome Reports Guiding Principles: Performance that is primarily within control of State child welfare system Measures should be assessed in ways that limit the potential for misinterpretation Should assess the continuous improvement of each State over time, rather than compare States with each other Should be based on data that are available through existing data collection systems

7 Federal Outcomes 1: Reduce recurrence of child abuse and/or neglect. 2: Reduce the incidence of child abuse and/or neglect in foster care. 3: Increase permanency for children in foster care

8 Federal Outcomes, cont. 4: Reduce time in foster care to reunification without increasing re- entry 5: Reduce time in care to adoption. 6: Increase placement stability. 7. Reduce placements of young children in group homes or institutions.


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