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File #: 12-0548    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/26/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/15/2012 Final action: 5/15/2012
Title: Health and Human Services Agency and Probation Department recommending the Board: 1) Adopt Resolution 051-2012 approving the El Dorado County 2012 System Improvement Plan for Child Welfare Services/Probation; and 2) Authorize the Chair to sign a Notice of Intent to contract with public or non-profit agencies to provide services in accordance with the Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment/Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention/Promoting Safe and Stable Families section of the System Improvement Plan for submission to the California Department of Social Services. FUNDING: 85% Federal/State Social Services funding with required 15% County share of costs met primarily with realignment resources. Additionally, the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) and Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) programs are 100% federal funds.
Attachments: 1. A - 2012 System Improvement Plan, 2. A1 - 2012 SIP PQCR Executive Summary, 3. B - 2012 SIP CSA Executive Summary, 4. C - 2012 SIP Executive Summary, 5. D - 2012 SIP CWS Probation Cover Sheet, 6. E - 2012 SIP CAPIT CBCAP PSSF Cover Sheet, 7. F - 2012 SIP CAPIT CBCAP PSSF Services & Expenditure Summary, 8. G - 2012 SIP CAPIT CBCAP PSSF Program Descriptions, 9. H - 2012 SIP BOS Approval Resolution.pdf, 10. I - 2012 SIP BOS Establishment of CAPC, 11. J - 2012 SIP CAPIT CBCAP PSSF Notice of Intent, 12. RES 051-2012
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Health and Human Services Agency and Probation Department recommending the Board:
1) Adopt Resolution 051-2012 approving the El Dorado County 2012 System Improvement Plan for Child Welfare Services/Probation; and  
2) Authorize the Chair to sign a Notice of Intent to contract with public or non-profit agencies to provide services in accordance with the Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment/Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention/Promoting Safe and Stable Families section of the System Improvement Plan for submission to the California Department of Social Services.
 
FUNDING:  85% Federal/State Social Services funding with required 15% County share of costs met primarily with realignment resources.  Additionally, the Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP) and Promoting Safe and Stable Families (PSSF) programs are 100% federal funds.  
 
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: No change.  The Agreement is funded with a blend of Federal and State funds with County share of cost or required match met with realignment or other non-General Fund resources.  The funding allocation for FY 2011-12 was $15,361 for CBCAP and $97,846 for PSSF.  The Child Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment (CAPIT) program is 100% State funds but requires an additional 10% County cash or in-kind match (other than funding provided by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).  The CAPIT allocation for FY 2011-12 was $81,308 with a County match of $8,131.  Funds are included in FY 2012-13 County Budget Request and will be budgeted for future fiscal years.
 
Background:  In January 2004, the implementation of California Assembly Bill 636 brought a new Child Welfare Services Outcome and Accountability System to California. This Outcomes and Accountability System, also known as the California Child and Family Services Review (C-CFSR), focuses primarily on measuring outcomes in the areas of safety, permanency, and child and family well-being.  The C-CFSR includes several processes including Quarterly Outcome and Accountability Data Reports, Peer Quality Case Review (PQCR), County Self-Assessment (CSA), System Improvement Plan (SIP) and Annual SIP Updates.  The Board approved the 2012 CSA on February 28, 2012 (Agenda Item #10, Legistar file #12-0193)
 
The CAPIT program is supported through the State General Fund to provide services to children at risk of abuse and/or neglect. CBCAP is supported through federal funding that assists local agencies in strengthening child abuse and neglect prevention and intervention services.  PSSF is supported through federal funding that requires a minimum of twenty percent (20%) of PSSF funds be spent on each of the following four categories: (1) Family Preservation Services, (2) Family Support Services, (3) Time-limited Family Reunification Services, and (4) Adoption Promotion and Support Services.
 
Reason for Recommendation:  All California counties are required to participate in the C-CFSR process.  CDSS recently incorporated the Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) Three-Year Plan into the SIP.  The CDSS Office of Child Abuse Prevention (OCAP) administers the allocations associated with CAPIT, CBCAP, and PSSF and, as they are not entitlement programs, counties must voluntarily apply for available funding and provide services based upon a plan approved by OCAP.  
 
The SIP is a culmination of the C-CFSR process and outlines how the County will model its system to improve outcomes for children, youth, and families.  It is a five-year document, effective May 21, 2012 through May 20, 2017, with updates provided annually to the State.  
 
In order to receive CAPIT/CBCAP/PSSF funds, each county's Board of Supervisors and CDSS-approved SIP must be in place, along with the submission of each county's Board executed Notice of Intent, which allows the county to contract with public or non-profit agencies that will provide services funded in association with CAPIT, CBCAP, and PSSF.
 
Action to be taken following Board approval:
 
1.      Chair to sign two (2) copies of CWS/Probation Cover Sheet (specific to Part I)
2.      Chair to sign two (2) copies of the CAPIT/CBCAP/PSSF Cover Sheet (specific to Part II)
3.      Chair to sign two (2) certified Resolutions approving the 2012 SIP
4.      Chair to sign two (2) copies of the Notice of Intent
5.      Board Clerk to provide the HHSA with executed originals of the above documents as follows:
i.      One (1) executed original of the CWS/Probation Cover Sheet (specific to Part I)
ii.      One (1) executed original of the CAPIT/CBCAP/PSSF Cover Sheet (specific to Part II)
iii.      One (1) executed original of the certified Resolution approving the 2012 SIP
iv.      One (1) executed original of the Notice of Intent.
6.      HHSA to submit the approved 2012 SIP and all required attachments to the CDSS by May 21, 2012.
 
Contact: Daniel Nielson, M.P.A., Director 530-642-7275
 
Concurrences: County Counsel has approved the Resolution and Notice of Intent