From Safety Decision to Reunification: Crossing the reunification finish line to regain capacity and help more children and families

Permanency for kids, is one of the most risky and critical decisions made in all of government and getting to the finish line is a laborious process with thousands of factors that will influence the time it takes to get there. But when we are there, our research shows we don't run through the finish line, in fact, our system has a propensity to start walking or even crawling at this phase when in fact, we should be sprinting once a permanency decision has been made.

A New Promise for CCWIS: Provide Capacity to Do More Good

The new promise of CCWIS is to build systems that support and coach and help caseworkers move the work.

CCWIS – A Call to Action to Increase Capacity

There are several key opportunities to include in your complete plan for CCWIS implementation to drive improved outcomes and increase capacity.

Adaptive Leadership: Streamlining Processes Before Automation

Before you automate, consider these simple steps to speed up how your work gets done.

Never Get Behind Again: Old Thinking Through a New Lens

Break free of backlog by focusing on one-day timeliness.

One and Done: The Strategy and Measures You Need to Make Your Call Center Work

In the face of increased customer demand and decreased resources, many human service agencies have turned to call centers in the hopes of serving more customers at less cost. What these agencies are quickly discovering is that phone centers actually drive up costs while killing employee and customer satisfaction at the exact same time. How [...]

What to do with the ‘Flo’s’ of Child Protection

If the work made passionate people act like Flo on the TV series “Alice,” then the work can bring them back.

CYA is Killing Kids

Agencies’ tendency to add more rules (and thus work) every time something bad happens prevents child protection workers from doing everything they can to keep kids safe.

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