Report: Department of Children and Families doing well, could be better
The quarterly reports are the result of a Supreme Court case, Juan F. v. Rell, that found DCF to be underfunded and understaffed, and, as a result, providing inadequate care to the children in its care.
This latest report found that DCF has made some improvements, particularly regarding the number of case management reviews, the number of planned exits from "congregate care settings," the use of relative care and special study homes and a "strong overall performance."
But the news wasn't all good.
The rport also found a necessity for improvement in "The need for proactive and consistent case management and communication with families," better documentation, "the unavailability or wait-listing for core services including the need for additional foster care options," the "variance in the proficiency and skill-set amongst Social Work Supervisors" and a "continued pattern of overstays" in temporary group homes.
The full report is below.
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