An update on Colorado’s Performance Improvement Plan

August 29, 2019

Oftentimes, following a Child and Family Services Review, states will create a Performance Improvement Plan, also called a PIP, which outlines the state’s efforts to improve services and supports for children and families. Following a federal review by the Children’s Bureau in 2018, the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) and six partnering counties developed a PIP and a PIP implementation plan that explained efforts to:

  • Prevent child abuse and neglect
  • Keep children with their families while services are provided
  • Provide better supports for teens and young adults in foster care

After reviewing Colorado’s PIP, the Children’s Bureau requested that CDHS provide more specificity about its strategies and activities. To allow time to revise the PIP and to engage counties and the Children’s Bureau, implementation activities currently underway have paused. Participating counties have been notified. Their time, energy and partnership are greatly appreciated.

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