In fiscal year 2006, the Division began
implementing a more formal in-home services program (program) that seeks to
prevent further child abuse and neglect and the need to place children in
out-of-home care by providing enhanced in-home services. To help staff the
program, the Division was appropriated an additional $8.8 million in state
and federal funds.
The Division also awarded and renewed
contracts with community agencies to provide moderate- and intensive-level
in-home services throughout the State. Through the use of CPS staff and
contractors, the Division plans to offer a variety of services to stabilize
and preserve families, such as crisis intervention counseling, anger
management, and parent education. Finally, the Division reports that it is
taking various actions to monitor the impact of in-home services.