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Statewide Compilation of Common Themes from Regional Group Reports. A Conversation: Virginia’s Social Services System Roles · Responsibilities · Funding April 25, 2012.

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Statewide compilation of common themes from regional group reports

Statewide Compilation of Common Themes from Regional Group Reports

A Conversation: Virginia’s Social Services System Roles · Responsibilities · Funding

April 25, 2012


Question 1 what s going well

Question 1. What’s going well?

Strong and effective community partnerships and collaboration across localities and planning districts

Locality staff are experienced, committed, and motivated

Successful delivery of services despite caseload increases, staff turnover, and limited resources

Changes implemented as part of the children’s services transformation, which put the focus on families in communities, have resulted in reductions of children in care and increases in permanency

Strong working relationships between county and city administrators, LDSS and local boards

A Conversation: Virginia’s Social Services System Roles · Responsibilities · Funding

April 25, 2012


Question 2 things we could be doing or doing differently

Question 2. Things we could be doing or doing differently?

Invest in prevention; include a consistent definition and capture data on efforts

Streamline & integrate processes & policies across programs

Improve funding flexibility; base allocations on caseload and a defined standard of care

Include those impacted by decisions in the decision-making & timeframes (clients, LDSSs, etc.)

Improve technology (i.e. mobile devices, shared network drives, and systems that are integrated)

A Conversation: Virginia’s Social Services System Roles · Responsibilities · Funding

April 25, 2012


Question 2 things we could be doing or doing differently cont d

Question 2. Things we could be doing or doing differently? (cont’d)

Improve our ability to tell our story and show the return on investment to members of local governments, General Assembly and educators about the contributions of social services

Increase the amount and enhance the availability of training

Foster integrated service delivery (e.g. CSBs, Health Dept., Courts)

Develop performance measures that take into account compliance and outcomes, as well as, quality and process and are based on delivering to local needs

A Conversation: Virginia’s Social Services System Roles · Responsibilities · Funding

April 25, 2012


Question 3 what would help us get there

Question 3. What would help us get there?

Flexible funding at the programmatic and administrative levels; reduced reporting requirements, streamlined/collapsed budget lines and eliminated redundancies

More and better integrated technology

Real time management reports; analysis of trend data to promote sustainability

Training (timely, comprehensive, partnered with higher education)

Increased recognition of staff

Grass roots (locality-wide) teams for non-LDSSs initiatives

A Conversation: Virginia’s Social Services System Roles · Responsibilities · Funding

April 25, 2012


Question 3 what would help us get there cont d

Question 3. What would help us get there? Cont’d

Stronger collaboration between VDSS and other state human services organizations

Enhanced, consistent communication between VDSS and the localities

A streamlined approach to issuing policy

Strong state direction and leadership

Policy and business processes driven by identified outcomes

A comprehensive human services plan developed by each community

A Conversation: Virginia’s Social Services System Roles · Responsibilities · Funding

April 25, 2012


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