According to the PIP, the Department of Human Services (DHS) has set the following priorities for its Child Welfare Services (CWS) program for the next two years:
- CWS will ensure child safety by a timely response to all reports of child abuse and neglect accepted for investigation by CWS.
- CWS workers will conduct ongoing safety, risk and needs assessments on all children and families in cases active with CWS.
- CWS will ensure that every family and every child, as appropriate, are actively involved in developing their case plan; and
- CWS will ensure that every child in our care, every family and every foster family are visited at least once a month by the assigned caseworker and afforded the opportunity of a face-to-face interview in cases active with CWS.