Transition from Court Oversight
Utah's Foster Care Lawsuit Ends
This is an exciting time for Child and Family Services. Due to the hard work and dedication of our staff, Utah's child welfare system successfully exited Federal Court supervision following a 14-year-class action lawsuit.
Click here for court order dismissing the lawsuit.
Click here for the Exit Agreement requirements that we fulfilled.
On October 31, 2008, the Child Welfare Policy and Practice Group (the Court Monitor) issued its report of findings based on its assessment of the Department's and Child and Family Services' fidelity to the exit agreement. This report and its appendices are available below:
Appendix A - Definitions
Appendix B - Methodology for Study
Appendix C - Workload Study Methodology
Appendix D - Listing of Major Activities and Sources of Information
Appendix E - Office of Services Review FY 2008 Report
Appendix F - Workload Study
Administrative Practice Guidelines
Child and Family Services has drafted and adopted administrative practice guidelines that specifically incorporate our role in carrying out the collection and analysis of trend data, and in supporting the Case Process Review, Qualitative Case Review, and Quality Improvement Committees. Beginning on page 55, Sections 070.1, 070.2, and 070.3 address these requirements.
Quality Improvement Committees
This website was created specifically for the Quality Improvement Committees in Utah.
Child and Family Services Quarterly Report
This report contains quarterly data outcomes about the programs and performance of Utah's Child and Family Services.
Child and Family Services Annual Report
A comprehensive annual report of services offered by Utah's Child and Family Services, and data on the outcomes of those services.
In an effort to assist managers in determining reasonable caseload sizes for caseworkers, Child and Family Services conducted a workload study during the time period February 1 through August 23, 2007. Part B - Supervisor/Staff Ratios was completed in October 2007.
Office of Services Review
The Office of Services Review conducts the Case Process Reviews and Qualitative Case Reviews in each region on an annual basis. You can find the latest Case Process Review and Qualitative Case Review reports on their website. Also available on the Office of Services Review website are reports from the Child Fatality Review and Office of Child Protection Ombudsman.
As part of our continuing improvement process, the Salt Lake Valley Region Program Improvement Plan, the Eastern Region Program Improvement Plan and the Western Region Program Improvement Plan address concerns found in the latest Qualitative Case Reviews.
Federal Child and Family Services Review
The Federal Government conducts Child and Family Services Reviews as part of our federal requirements.
Child Welfare Legislative Oversight Panel
Information about the Child Welfare Legislative Oversight Panel of the Utah Legislature (such as meeting minutes and meeting schedules).