Children and Family Services Report

DHHS’ Division of Children and Family Services Surpasses Six Federal Child Welfare Measures 

DHHS’ Division of Children and Family Services (CFS) recently surpassed six federal measures designed to evaluate how well states address the safety and permanency of state wards.

CFS exceeded federal measures in the following six areas:
absence of the recurrence of maltreatment,
absence of maltreatment in foster care,
timeliness and permanency of reunification of children with their families,
timeliness of adoption,
permanency for children in foster care and
placement stability of removed children.

“It is difficult for states to exceed these goals and we’re told few states have accomplished the feat,” said Tony Green, acting director of CFS. “We attribute this success to the hard work of our employees, Nebraska Families Collaborative staff in Omaha, as well as the statewide efforts of local communities including the judiciary, service providers, foster and adoptive families, and the variety of other child welfare stakeholders who are all focused on the best interests of children.

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