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Program Description

  Child Welfare Services

This program provides protective, rehabilitative, and supportive services for children who are maltreated and for their families. This program also provides supportive and financial help to relatives, foster parents, and adoptive parents. Investigations, protective services, kinship care, foster care, adoption, and in-home services are also provided through this program. In-Home/Family Preservation Services provide social services to families with children who are at risk of removal from home due to neglect or abuse. These services are provided by the County on behalf of the State of Maryland Department of Human Services.

Program Contacts

Contact JoAnn Barnes of the HHS - Children, Youth and Family Services at 240.777.1223 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of children served in foster care611567590590589
Number of families receiving in-home services238299216216276
Number of newly accepted cases (IR, AR and Non-CPS)3,0322,4133,0733,0732,949
Percent of children living in family settings79%72%80%80%76%
Percent of families receiving in-home services that do not have a child protective service investigation with an abuse or neglect finding within one year after receiving services94%95%96%96%96%

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved25643270204.80
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.814841.50
FY22 Approved25724754206.30