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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.

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Program Contacts

Contact Dira Treadvance 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.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of children served in foster care 1567547590589575
Number of families receiving in-home services 2299280272272272
Number of newly accepted cases (IR, AR and Non-CPS) 32,4132,2412,5622,9493,000
Percent of children living in family settings72%76%76%76%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 services95%96%96%96%96%
1  Not all newly accepted Child Welfare Services cases result in placing children in foster care or families receiving in-home services. Therefore, the trend in the number of newly accepted cases may not align with the trends in the number of children being served in foster care or the number of families receiving in-home services.
2  Not all newly accepted Child Welfare Services cases result in placing children in foster care or families receiving in-home services. Therefore, the trend in the number of newly accepted cases may not align with the trends in the number of children being served in foster care or the number of families receiving in-home services.
3  Not all newly accepted Child Welfare Services cases result in placing children in foster care or families receiving in-home services. Therefore, the trend in the number of newly accepted cases may not align with the trends in the number of children being served in foster care or the number of families receiving in-home services.
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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved25724754206.30
Enhance: Funding for Child Welfare Services to Meet Program Requirements and Keep Up with Increasing Demand1072431.00
Enhance: Legally Mandated Children, Youth, and Families Translation Services731250.00
Enhance: Position to Perform Child Protective Service Clearances704401.00
Enhance: Funding for a Position Created in County Attorneys Office and Charged Back to Child Welfare Services to Administer Child Welfare Cases603601.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.15452660.00
FY23 Approved27581188209.30