Review of the extent to which the child protective services system is coordinated with the foster care and adoption programs
Foster Parent is a member of the CRP; no specific foster care issues were addressed
Public outreach and comment :
Public Information committee completed a brochure to orient new members and the community on the Marathon County CRP
Please describe other panel activities or issues addressed in 2008
Information regarding national CRP’s and national child welfare issues shared by the CRP members that attended the “The River Rushes On” 7th Annual CRP Conference
Continued reorganization and evaluation of the new quarterly meeting format and strategic plan
Participation in video conference discussion with Sec Bicha and other CRPs.
Describe any challenges or difficulties the panel encountered in 2008
Ongoing efforts to engage and maintain active and involved members
Ongoing effort to identify relevant and meaningful issues for the committee
Continued efforts to engage members in leadership roles
Recommendations to improve child protection services at the local level:
Exploration of Alternative Response model
Maintain adequate funding or explore alternatives to implementation of programs
Recommendations to improve child protection services at the State level:
continue improvements of the eWISACWIS system
evaluation of revenues to replace anticipated decrease in IV E funding.
Recommendations to improve State support of local CRPs:
Identify 2-3 State wide issues for CRP’s to focus on and provide the State with
comprehensive feedback and recommendations
Indicate if training and/or technical assistance is needed or desired in 2009. Specify the areas in which you would like to receive training or assistance.
Provide on site DCFS presence at CRP quarterly meetings
DCFS staff may provide information for all panel members that may consist of a review of the CPS Standards/Statutes, Department policies and/or the CAPTA plan.
Please send an electronic copy of the completed annual report to Paula Brown at PaulaL.Brown@wisconsin.gov . Thank you.