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Overview of Governors Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Protection Presented to: Task Force on Child Protection August 16, 2007 Department of Children and Families.

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1 Overview of Governors Blue Ribbon Panel on Child Protection Presented to: Task Force on Child Protection August 16, 2007 Department of Children and Families Office of Family Safety

2 Current Status of Panel Recommendations Recommendations have been grouped topically Recommendations have been grouped topically Numbers of recommendations on slide correspond to narrative document Numbers of recommendations on slide correspond to narrative document This slide presentation is a high level overview of the current status This slide presentation is a high level overview of the current status Recommendations related to Child Location/Missing Children to be addressed by Laurie Blades Recommendations related to Child Location/Missing Children to be addressed by Laurie Blades

3 Child Safety: Contact with Children Recommendations 3, 13 Recommendations 3, 13 High priority performance measure High priority performance measure At least every 30 days requirement At least every 30 days requirement Reporting and tracking capacity in former and current computer system Reporting and tracking capacity in former and current computer system Emphasis on qualitative aspects of contact for Release 2, Florida Safe Families Network Emphasis on qualitative aspects of contact for Release 2, Florida Safe Families Network

4 Assessing and Supporting Foster Parents, Relative/Non-Relative Caregivers Recommendations 5, 6, 14, 27, 29, 30, 47 Recommendations 5, 6, 14, 27, 29, 30, 47 Practice gaps in screening and assessment Practice gaps in screening and assessment Substantive legislation and administrative code effective in 2006 Substantive legislation and administrative code effective in 2006 Currently working with Joint Administrative Procedures Commission on licensing rule revisions Currently working with Joint Administrative Procedures Commission on licensing rule revisions Quality home study process – opportunity for improvement Quality home study process – opportunity for improvement

5 Quality Assurance: Transforming Policy to Practice Recommendations 11, 19, 22, 28, 31, 32, 39 Recommendations 11, 19, 22, 28, 31, 32, 39 Accreditation of CBCs Accreditation of CBCs 2006 administrative rules revisions 2006 administrative rules revisions Family team conferencing practice gaps Family team conferencing practice gaps Performance measures – continuous improvement efforts Performance measures – continuous improvement efforts IV-E waiver provides funding flexibility IV-E waiver provides funding flexibility Quality assurance system redesign Quality assurance system redesign

6 Representation of Children: Guardian Ad Litem Recommendations 7, 9 Recommendations 7, 9 As of June 30, 2007, As of June 30, 2007, Of 40,787 children under court ordered supervision, 32,065 children have Guardians Ad Litem appointed (78.61%)

7 Technology Enhancements Recommendations 8, 18, 24 Recommendations 8, 18, 24 Continuous improvement efforts – laptops, cameras, etc. Continuous improvement efforts – laptops, cameras, etc. Florida Safe Families Network Florida Safe Families Network Release 1 – live July 30, 2007 Release 1 – live July 30, 2007 Release 2 – formal design sessions begin August 20 Release 2 – formal design sessions begin August 20

8 Collaboration with education and school readiness systems Recommendations 17, 44 Recommendations 17, 44 s , F. S., Rilya Wilson Act s , F. S., Rilya Wilson Act s (5), F. S., School Readiness Programs s (5), F. S., School Readiness Programs s , F. S., Education of abused/neglected children s , F. S., Education of abused/neglected children Interagency agreement with Department of Education/Agency for Workforce Innovation Interagency agreement with Department of Education/Agency for Workforce Innovation Improvement opportunity – educational support critical to child well-being Improvement opportunity – educational support critical to child well-being

9 Staff Recruitment, Training and Retention Recommendations 23, 38, 41, 43, 48 Recommendations 23, 38, 41, 43, 48 Average caseload statewide Average caseload statewide Loan reimbursement/student stipend Loan reimbursement/student stipend Supervising for Excellence Supervising for Excellence Leadership Institute Leadership Institute Curriculum development, training academy and Center for Advancement Curriculum development, training academy and Center for Advancement

10 For more information, please contact: Gay Frizzell DCF Office of Family Safety


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