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					    Children, Youth and Families
            Department

                     Safety Saves!
                    Project Closeout
                    August 25, 2010




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    Introductions




                            FACTS

    Jared Rounsville, Acting Director, Protective Services
    Maryellen Bearzi, Deputy Directory, Protective Services
    Crawford Spooner, Chief Information Officer
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    NM Safety Assessment
    Project Overview

    CYFD Protective Services developed the New Mexico
      Safety Assessment and Safety Management Process
       • Assessment developed in collaboration with the
         National Resource Center for Child Protection
       • Expanded assessment addresses safety threats as
         well as caregiver protective capacities
       • Evidence informed practice




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    NM Safety Assessment
    Safety Threats




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    NM Safety Assessment
    Protective Capacities




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    NM Safety Assessment
    Critical Analysis for Safety Decision Making




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    NM Safety Assessment
    Foster/Adoptive Parent Complaint/Incident




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    NM Safety Assessment
    Project Funding

       Funds requested this certification: $0
       Project Phase Certification Request: Close Out
       Project Start Date: April 2009
       Project End Date June 2010
       Total Project Value $757,800
       Total expended 744,644.00
       HB 2 Section 7 Data Processing Appropriations
         – $764,000
         – #11 – Children, Youth and Families Dept: To begin updating
           the family automated client tracking system


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    NM Safety Assessment
    Project Timeline

       Project Initiation – May 2009
       Project Planning – June 2009
       Implementation – Sept 2009
       Product implemented in production – May 2010
       Closeout – August 2010




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     NM Safety Assessment
     Benefits

        Successful completion of federal program
         improvement plan (PIP)
        Increased likelihood of more targeted
         interventions
        Ability to better measure the improvements in
         outcomes for children and families served
        Improved data validity and reliability for staff
         to use to make critical decisions
        Controlled risk management costs

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     Children, Youth and Families
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                      Questions?




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                       Thank you




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