Child Safety & Family Well-being

The DCYF Oversight Board Subcommittees met throughout calendar year 2021, but have not reconvened at this time due to considerations about structure and resources. Further consideration of subcommittees is underway.

Child Safety & Family Well-being

As identified in the legislation that established DCYF, the Child Safety & Family Reunification Subcommittee will review the agency’s performance on identified outcomes and metrics in this specific areas of focus. Those outcomes and measures are as follows:

(ii) Preventing child abuse and neglect;

(iii) Improving child and youth safety, permanency, and well-being as measured by:

(A)Reducing the number of children entering out-of-home care;
(B)Reducing a child's length of stay in out-of-home care;
(C)Reducing maltreatment of youth while in out-of-home care;
(D)Licensing more foster homes than there are children in foster care;
(E)Reducing the number of children that reenter out-of-home care within twelve months;
(F)Increasing the stability of placements for children in out-of-home care;  and
(G)Developing strategies to demonstrate to foster families that their service and involvement is highly valued by the department, as demonstrated by the development of strategies to consult with foster families regarding future placement of a foster child currently placed with a foster family;

(iv) Improving reconciliation of children and youth with their families as measured by:

       (A) Increasing family reunification; and

        (B) increasing the number of youth who are reunified with their family of origin;


June 22, 2021
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

May 25, 2021
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

March 23, 2021
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

February 23, 2021
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.