The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has launched a new public website to share county child welfare information. Colorado is one of only four states to show child welfare data through an interactive site.
The CDHS Community Performance Center is a major step forward to provide greater transparency and accountability to the people of Colorado. It is a direct result of Governor John Hickenlooper’s Child Welfare Plan “Keeping Kids Safe and Families Healthy 2.0.”
Users can view demographic comparisons of data by age, ethnicity and gender, including county-level performance and historical trends. The data is also able to be sorted by judicial district.
“As April is National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, it is the perfect time to launch this important tool to increase transparency of Colorado’s child welfare system,” said Reggie Bicha, executive director, CDHS. “We recognize the important role each person in the community plays in keeping children safe, secure, healthy and thriving. Providing greater transparency to Coloradans through the CDHS Community Performance Center aligns with the Governor’s Child Welfare Plan, as well as demonstrates the Department’s commitment to children, families and the citizens of Colorado.”
Reports available on the CDHS Community Performance Center measure goals mandated by the federal government, as well as the Department’s C-Stat performance management strategy. All of which are established to measure positive outcomes for children and families.
Visit the CDHS Community Performance Center at www.cdhsdatamatters.org.