In order to improve the clarity, usability, and timeliness of DCS reports, DCS has consolidated currently reported metrics into a streamlined monthly and semi-annual reporting structure:
Monthly Operational, Workforce, and Financial Report
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Report consists of data tables that track frequently used operations, workforce and financial metrics.
Operational: Includes key metrics for monitoring agency process improvement, including metrics from the program areas of intake, investigations, out-of-home care, permanency, prevention, and support services.
Demographics Out-of-Home Population: Includes demographic and placement information for all children in DCS’s custody.
Workforce: A continuation of monthly workforce data currently reported in the Monthly Staffing Report, which provides vacancy, new hire and separation data by job type.
Financial: A continuation of the 30th of the month financial report currently reported by the agency, which provides monthly financial information by spending category and fund source.
Semi-Annual Child Welfare Report
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Governor Doug Ducey signed Senate Bill 1518 into law in May 2018 which consolidated two of the Department’s major reports; the Semi-Annual Child Welfare Reporting Requirements and the Semi-Annual Financial and Program Accountability Report. It also requires the Department to provide the report in a format that is downloadable and conducive to analysis. The new Semi-Annual Child Welfare Report consists of data tables that track frequently used information relative to investigations, children in care, case management, permanency and financial expenditures.
Investigations: include data on reports of abuse and/or neglect to the Child Abuse Hotline, investigation of reports, and substantiation of reports.
Children in Care: includes data relative to the children entering out-of-home (OOH) care, the demographics of children in OOH care, and the placement of children in OOH care.
Case Management: includes data on child, parent and foster placement visitation, the caseloads for investigations, ongoing and in-home cases/children and employee training.
Permanency: includes data on the reasons children exit OOH care, the demographics of children exiting care, adoptions, and dependencies.
Financial: includes data on the source and use of federal and state monies in the department.