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Author(s): Indiana General Assembly
Description: IC 31-25-2-5: Caseload limitations
Sec. 5. (a) The department shall ensure that the department maintains staffing levels of family case managers so that each county has enough family case managers to allow caseloads to be at not more than:
(1) twelve (12) active cases relating to initial assessments, including investigations of an allegation of child abuse or neglect; or
(2) seventeen (17) children monitored and supervised in active cases relating to ongoing services.
(b) The department shall comply with the maximum caseload ratios described in subsection (a).
Current Caseload Standard Per Worker:
Child protection caseworker (initial assessments and investigations): 12 cases
Child protection caseworker (ongoing services): 17 children
Supplemental Information: IC 31-25-2-4: Child protection caseworker caseload reports
Sec. 4. One (1) time every three (3) months, the department shall submit a report to the budget committee and to the legislative council that provides data and statistical information regarding caseloads of child protection caseworkers. The report made to the legislative council must be in an electronic format under IC 5-14-6.
IC 31-25-2-6: Report requirements
Sec. 6. The report required under section 4 of this chapter must do the following:
(1) Indicate the department's progress in recruiting, training, and retaining caseworkers.
(2) Describe the methodology used to compute caseloads for each child protection caseworker.
(3) Indicate whether the statewide average caseloads for child protection caseworkers exceed the caseload standards established by the department.
(4) If the report indicates that average caseloads exceed caseload standards, include a written plan that indicated the steps that are being taken to reduce caseloads.
(5) Identify, describe, and, if appropriate, recommend best management practices and resources required to achieve effective and efficient delivery of child protection services.
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