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Pennsylvania Office of Children, Youth and Families Child and Family Services Review Program Improvement Plan

Pennsylvania Office of Children, Youth and Families Child and Family Services Review Program Improvement Plan

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Pennsylvania Office of Children, Youth and Families Child and Family Services Review Program Improvement Plan

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  1. Pennsylvania Office of Children, Youth and Families Child and Family Services Review Program Improvement Plan

  2. PIP Timeframes • 90 Days from receipt of the courtesy copy of the final report, PIP must be submitted to Children’s Bureau Regional Office • CBRO, in consultation with the CB, will review • Within 30 Days of notice from CBRO that the PIP is not approved, a revised PIP must be submitted

  3. PIP Timeframes Implementation: • May not exceed 2 years from approval date • Not all PIP elements will require 2 years • For specific strategies too extensive to address in 2 years, a 1 year extension may be requested • Request for extension must be received at least 60 days before PIP completion date

  4. PIP FORMAT • PIP General Information • PIP Strategy Summary & TA Plan • PIP Agreement Form • PIP Matrix must include all information required by 45CFR 1355.35

  5. PIP CONTENT Must address issues identified in the CFSR final report that contributed to low achievement: • Outcome factors (items) • Systemic factors • Statewide data indicators that did not meet national standards

  6. PIP CONTENT • Items and outcome areas affecting child SAFETY must be addressed first • Items most egregiously not in substantial conformity follow • Include short-term goals to address affects on children and families immediately and • Long-term goals, for lasting reforms • Benchmarks

  7. PIP CONTENT • For each item and systemic factor not in substantial conformity the PIP must include: • Measurable goal of improvement • Action steps • Timeframe • For each data indicator that did not meet national standard the PIP must include: • Specific percentage of improvement (goal) to be achieved

  8. OTHER IMPORTANT PIP CONTENT • Identify person responsible for each action step • Specify geographical area for action step • Plan for evaluation, including benchmarks of progress • Plan for accessing TA resources

  9. PIP CONTENT • Must incorporate PIP elements into the goals and objectives of the Child and Family Services Plan (CFSP) • Must address PIP progress in the Annual Progress and Services Report (APSR)

  10. PIP Evaluation State must report PIP progress semi-annually. Semi-annual reports must include: • Description of progress during reporting period • Data on measurable factors and the relationship to benchmarks and timeframes • Action steps and goals will be evaluated according to method and dates in PIP

  11. PIP Evaluation • At least annually, the CBRO and OCYF will meet to jointly evaluate progress • Meeting will occur in conjunction with preparation of the APSR • Evaluation will be in collaboration with other CFSR team members

  12. Penalties • Penalties are suspended during PIP implementation • If State fails to submit reports, or timely satisfactory progress is not being achieved, suspension of penalties will end, and withholding begin