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Addendum to Six-Month Plan

Addendum to Six-Month Plan



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Published by: Susie Cambria on Feb 13, 2009
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et al
., ))Plaintiffs, )) Civil Action No. 89-1754 (TFH)v.
et al
., ))Defendants. ))DEFENDANTS’ NOTICE OF FILING AN ADDENDUMTO ITS PROPOSED SIX-MONTH PLANThe Defendants submit, for the Court’s approval, the attached addendum to the District’sproposed six-month plan, filed on January 26, 2009. The addendum, developed by the Districtof Columbia Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA or Agency), sets forth a summary of goals and strategies the Agency intends to take during the next six months to one year.CFSA developed the addendum to provide a transparent roadmap for the Agency’s goals.The addendum, with the proposed six-month plan, demonstrates that CFSA has set aggressivegoals to achieve safety, well being, and permanency for all the children in its care. TheDefendants respectfully requests this Honorable Court approve its proposed six-month plan andaddendum.Respectfully submitted,PETER J. NICKLESAttorney General for the District of ColumbiaGEORGE C. VALENTINEDeputy Attorney GeneralCivil Litigation Division
Case 1:89-cv-01754-TFH Document 913 Filed 02/06/2009 Page 1 of 2
/s/ ELLEN EFROS [#250746]Chief, Equity I Section /s/ RICHARD S. LOVE [#340455]Senior Assistant Attorney GeneralOffice of the Solicitor GeneralOffice of the Attorney General, D.C. /s/ LUCY PITTMAN [#483416]Assistant Attorney General441 4th Street, N.W.6th Floor SouthWashington, D.C. 20001(202) 442-9891 (telephone)(202) 730-1436 (fax)lucy.pittman@dc.gov 2
Case 1:89-cv-01754-TFH Document 913 Filed 02/06/2009 Page 2 of 2
The attached addendum to the District’s proposed six-month plan for the periodfrom January 1 through June 30, 2009, developed by the District of Columbia Child andFamily Services Agency (CFSA), expands many of the efforts that the District’s childwelfare agency intends to put forth over the next six months and beyond. The goals andstrategies of the Agency are set out below.
II. Addendum to Proposed Six-Month Plan
During the period of the Stipulated Order, from October to December of 2008,CFSA demonstrated an ability to make great strides in reducing the backlog and to meetand exceed the goals and requirements set forth in the Order. Staff hired during thisperiod are trained and functioning within their assigned units; staff located in thecommunity are fully integrated and use this opportunity to deepen and strengthenpractice. In addition to the areas set forth in the Stipulated Order, the Agency hascontinued to strengthen practice with children, youth, and families in the areas of visitation and health care, as well as to strengthen leadership and management.CFSA has, through its proposed six-month plan, set goals that are realistic andachievable. However, in addition to those areas set forth in the plan, the Agency isdedicated to strengthening its efforts to achieve more positive outcomes in the followingareas:
Casework Practice with children, youth, and families within the Agency andwith Private Agencies
Mental Health Services
Case 1:89-cv-01754-TFH Document 913-2 Filed 02/06/2009 Page 1 of 8

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