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AB-2015 Public social services: 2011 realignment report.(2015-2016)

As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Nov 22, 2016


 Section 10104 of the Welfare and Institutions Code is amended to read:

 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that the impacts of the 2011 realignment of child welfare services, foster care, adoptions, and adult protective services programs are identified and evaluated initially and over time. It is further the intent of the Legislature to ensure that information regarding these impacts is publicly available and accessible and can be utilized to support the state’s and counties’ effectiveness in delivering these critical services and supports.
(b) The State Department of Social Services shall annually report to the appropriate fiscal and policy committees of the Legislature, and publicly post on the department’s Internet Web site, a summary of outcome and expenditure data that allows for monitoring of changes over time.
(c) (1) The report shall be submitted and posted by April 15 of each year and shall contain expenditures for each county for the programs described in clauses (i) to (vii), inclusive, of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (16) of subdivision (f) of Section 30025 of the Government Code.
(2) The report shall also contain the amount of funds each county receives from the Protective Services Growth Special Account created pursuant to Section 30025 of the Government Code, child welfare services social worker caseloads per county, and the number of authorized positions in the local child welfare services agency.
(3) The report shall also include reported expenditures for counties that are participating and making claims under the federal Title IV-E waiver, how those counties are maximizing the utilization of funds, and how close counties are to funding the optimum caseload ratios recommended by the evaluation conducted pursuant to Section 10609.5, also known as the California SB 2030 Study.
(d) The department shall consult with legislative staff and stakeholders to develop a reporting format consistent with the Legislature’s desired level of outcome and expenditure reporting detail.