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Legislative Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2007-2008 Presented by Melissa P. Jaacks, CPA Assistant Secretary for Administration October 13, 2006.

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1 Legislative Budget Request for Fiscal Year Presented by Melissa P. Jaacks, CPA Assistant Secretary for Administration October 13, 2006

2 DCF Mission Protect the vulnerable;Protect the vulnerable; Promote strong and economically self-sufficient families;Promote strong and economically self-sufficient families; Advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.Advance personal and family recovery and resiliency.

3 DCF Budget Request for FY ($ in thousands) Total Increase Over FY 06-07$ 3,230,614

4 Mental Health Request Detail Reduce Forensic Bed Waiting List Forensic beds serve persons who have been charged with felonies but have been deemed incompetent to proceed to trial or not guilty by reason of insanity. From fiscal year to , there has been a 34% increase in forensic commitments. The current waitlist for placement exceeds 300, compared to the June 2003 waitlist of 57. The Department is requesting funds to address this critical issue in three areas: $6,909,674 for nine months funding for intervention services to reduce the number of commitments. Services include eight Recovery Enhancement Teams, five In-Jail Competency Restoration Programs, and purchased services for clients;$6,909,674 for nine months funding for intervention services to reduce the number of commitments. Services include eight Recovery Enhancement Teams, five In-Jail Competency Restoration Programs, and purchased services for clients; $4,304,341 for additional beds including 38 secure beds and 64 Level 2 Residential Treatment Facility Group Homes;$4,304,341 for additional beds including 38 secure beds and 64 Level 2 Residential Treatment Facility Group Homes; $356,333 for nine months funding for transition services for persons at the end of their sentence to prevent recidivism.$356,333 for nine months funding for transition services for persons at the end of their sentence to prevent recidivism.$11,570,348

5 Forensic Commitments by Fiscal Year

6 Mental Health Request Detail Reduce Juvenile Incompetent To Proceed Waitlist Provides capacity to treat and train 56 additional juveniles waiting for competency restoration services in community outpatient settings.Provides capacity to treat and train 56 additional juveniles waiting for competency restoration services in community outpatient settings.$359,996 Increase Capacity Of The Violent Sexual Predator Program Program Increases screening and evaluation capacity of the Violent Sexual Predator Program to meet statutory requirementsIncreases screening and evaluation capacity of the Violent Sexual Predator Program to meet statutory requirements Increases residential capacity by 46 bedsIncreases residential capacity by 46 beds $ 3,721,094

7 Child Welfare Request Detail Independent Living Workload Increase Requests funds to serve all eligible clients in the Independent Living Program in the following areas: Case Coordination for 13 – 17 year olds in foster care to ensure that they have the skills they need to transition to adulthoodCase Coordination for 13 – 17 year olds in foster care to ensure that they have the skills they need to transition to adulthood Case Management for 18 – 23 year olds who have aged out of foster care and are in need of support to achieve self-sufficiency and lack the natural supports that other young adults haveCase Management for 18 – 23 year olds who have aged out of foster care and are in need of support to achieve self-sufficiency and lack the natural supports that other young adults have Direct services such as Subsidized Independent Living, Road to Independence Program, Transitional Support Services and Aftercare Support ServicesDirect services such as Subsidized Independent Living, Road to Independence Program, Transitional Support Services and Aftercare Support Services $18,653,869

8 Child Welfare Request Detail Maintenance Adoption Subsidy Requests funding to support Maintenance Adoption Subsidies for adoptions anticipated to be completed during fiscal year The request is at the higher average subsidy rate resulting from the foster care board rate increase approved by the 2006 Legislature.Requests funding to support Maintenance Adoption Subsidies for adoptions anticipated to be completed during fiscal year The request is at the higher average subsidy rate resulting from the foster care board rate increase approved by the 2006 Legislature. $3,170,087 Citrus County Sheriff Implementation Requests funding of $1,088,508 to continue transition of the protective investigative function to the Citrus County Sheriff. Note that the total does not include the transfer of $896,207 from the department.Requests funding of $1,088,508 to continue transition of the protective investigative function to the Citrus County Sheriff. Note that the total does not include the transfer of $896,207 from the department. $1,088,508 Florida Abuse Hotline Workload Requests funding for 26 FTEs for the Call Floor to assist with the increase in abuse reportsRequests funding for 26 FTEs for the Call Floor to assist with the increase in abuse reports Requests funding for 17 FTEs for the Crime Intelligence Unit to implement HR 1223 Protecting Our Children from Violence Act of 2005 which allows the Hotline staff to run NCIC criminal history checks for all subjects in a child abuse reportRequests funding for 17 FTEs for the Crime Intelligence Unit to implement HR 1223 Protecting Our Children from Violence Act of 2005 which allows the Hotline staff to run NCIC criminal history checks for all subjects in a child abuse report $2,150,372

9 Number of Calls and Transactions by Fiscal Year

10 Adult Protection Request Detail $2,984,629 Adult Protective Investigator Workload Increase Adult Protective Investigators serve vulnerable adults and elderly FloridiansAdult Protective Investigators serve vulnerable adults and elderly Floridians The number of reports increased almost 20% from fiscal year to and is expected to increase another 13% from fiscal year to The number of reports increased almost 20% from fiscal year to and is expected to increase another 13% from fiscal year to National standards recommend workload of no more than 12 investigations per month per employee (or 144 annually). Currently, the Department is at 13.6 per month and will increase to 14.5 per month in without new positions.National standards recommend workload of no more than 12 investigations per month per employee (or 144 annually). Currently, the Department is at 13.6 per month and will increase to 14.5 per month in without new positions. Request is for 35 FTEs to achieve ratio of 12.9Request is for 35 FTEs to achieve ratio of 12.9

11 API Workload Compared to National Standard

12 SACWIS$8,672,996 Completion of Florida SACWIS System Support the systems integrator in producing these Support the systems integrator in producing these deliverables timely deliverables timely Fund quality assurance and independent verification and Fund quality assurance and independent verification and validation (IV and V) contracts validation (IV and V) contracts Reimburse participating partners for staff time allocated to the SACWIS project (for example, staff time used for user acceptance testing).Reimburse participating partners for staff time allocated to the SACWIS project (for example, staff time used for user acceptance testing).


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