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Program Description

  General Counsel

General Counsel

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Program Contacts

Contact Carolyn Kilgariff of the Office of the County Attorney at 240.777.6766 or Naeem Mia of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2786 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY18Actual FY19Estimated FY20Target FY21Target FY22
Appeals lost21111
Appeals won1324171717
Forfeitures collected ($000)$286.00$384.68$296.14$296.14$296.14
Number of adoptions granted1934222222
Number of children in need of assistance (CINA) or guardianship hearings2,6182,4652,6132,6132,613
Number of new CINA petitions filed193183182182182
Number of new termination of parental rights (TPR) petitions filed 12225313131
Number of termination of parents rights (TPR's) granted 23219303030
Debt collection - cost/revenue ratio 32.7%4.1%3.3%3.3%3.3%
Percent of appeals in the Appellate Court won87.00%96.00%93.00%93%93%
Child welfare litigation - ratio of termination of parental rights (TPR) and child in need of assistance (CINA) adjudicated granted or denied99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%99.5%
Debt collection - collected/total referred ratio191.0%139.5%173%173%173%
1   The number of Termination of Parental Rights petitions filed is determined by the number of times the court challenges a child's plan for reunification to adoption. The increased number of adoption cases in FY17 could reflect more serious cases coming into Juvenile Court where reunification with a parent cannot be achieved and/or more cases with sibling groups. The increase in the number of petitions filed reflect the judges' commitment to permanency in Juvenile Court.
2  The number of Termination of Parental Rights petitions filed is determined by the number of times the court challenges a child's plan for reunification to adoption. The increased number of adoption cases could reflect more serious cases coming into Juvenile Court where reunification with a parent cannot be achieved and/or more cases with sibling groups. The increase in the number of petitions filed reflect the judges' commitment to permanency in Juvenile Court.
3  This measure indicates the labor cost spent on collection. This is an indicator designed to show that the County is able to keep the collection cost low compared to outside private industry.
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Program Budget Changes

FY21 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY20 Approved00.00
Increase Cost: Outside Counsel Expenses1100000.00
Decrease Cost: Annualization of Mid-Year FY20 Position Actions-7116-1.50
Re-align: Charges to Other Departments/Funds-345460.75
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.403545029.00
FY21 Approved410378828.25