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Author(s): Delaware General Assembly
Description: § 9015. Budgeting and financing.
(b) Each fiscal year, pursuant to established methodology, the Secretary of the Office of Management and Budget shall review projections on the number of child abuse and neglect cases and the number of child care facilities to be licensed and monitored for the next fiscal year. Based on these projections, the General Assembly shall fund, subject to a specific appropriation, funds and positions for the next fiscal year, beginning each July 1, to the Division of Family Services to provide [an adequate number of workers so that caseloads do not exceed the established standards].
Current Caseload Standard Per Worker:
Child protective services investigation worker: 11 cases
Child protective services treatment worker: 18 cases
Licensing specialist for child care centers and family child care homes: 150 cases
Licensing specialist for 24-hour residential child care facilities: 30 cases
Training positions: 15 staff (minimum)
Workers to Supervisor Ratio:
5 family services workers per supervisor
5 licensing workers per supervisor
Supplemental Information: § 9015. Budgeting and financing.
(b) In the event that regional caseloads exceed the above set standards during a fiscal year, the Office of Management and Budget shall, to the extent monies are available, authorize the use of casual seasonal positions as a temporary mechanism to ensure that caseloads remain within Delaware standards. Fully functioning workers are workers that are employed and working full-time, and do not include workers on extended medical leave, trainees who have not completed training, or workers with restricted caseloads.
(c) In order to ensure the standards set forth in subsection (b) of this section are maintained, the Secretary shall submit a quarterly report to the Governor, the Controller General, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, with copies to the Chairpersons of the House of Representatives Committee on Health and Human Development, the Senate Committee on Children, Youth and Their Families, and the Child Protection Accountability Commission that details the above information both statewide and on a regional basis.
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