Questionnaire Regarding Mariposa County Child Welfare and Probation Services
1. General Information
The County Self-Assessment is part of the California Outcomes and Accountability System (COAS) formerly known as the California Child and Family Services Review. This is a State-mandated triennial review process that results in a County System Improvement Plan for Child Welfare and Juvenile Probation Services. The System Improvement Plan is the County’s commitment to both the State and the children and families served that steps will be taken to address areas in need of improvement.
On a quarterly basis, the counties and the state are measured on performance and outcomes in three areas: safety, permanence, and well being.
Safety is measured by participation rates, risk assessment accuracy and timely contacts by social workers with children and families served. Mariposa County’s performance in this area is either above the national standard or improving, except in the area of response to referrals with a low level of urgency.
Permanence is measured by length and stability of placement in out of home care and reunification and adoption outcome efforts. The need for improvements in this performance area is indicated.
Well-being is measured in areas such as education, employment, housing, and health.