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
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.
Download Monthly Operational and Outcome Report (MOOR)
Semi-Annual Child Welfare Report
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.