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Message ID: 10068
Date: 2016-11-07

Author:Kristen Johnson

Subject:RE: CPS caseloads - legislation and research

You asked about effective methodologies. Caseload standards have limited utility, and what works for one jurisdiction may not work in another. Predictive workload estimation methods will give you more accurate information for various types of cases that incorporate the ability to meet practice standards. Some jurisdictions convert workload values into caseload ratios, though doing so loses the distinction between different types of cases. This overview of workload analysis may be useful to you: http://www.nccdglobal.org/sites/default/files/publication_pdf/workforce-estimation.pdf Please feel free to reach out should you have questions. Best, Kristen Kristen Johnson | Senior Researcher | The National Council on Crime & Delinquency (800) 306-6223 (O) 608-556-2615 (M)| www.nccdglobal.org Please do not send any identifying or confidential information (such as names, birthdates, and social security numbers) via email. It is possible for third parties to intercept information transmitted in an email. Identification numbers (such as case or referral numbers) may be included where necessary. Intercepting persons cannot use these numbers to identify a client unless they have access to the host application or database. From: bounce-120966501-43175489@list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120966501-43175489@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Upadhyay, Roberta (OCFS) Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 6:29 AM To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-L@cornell.edu Subject: CPS caseloads - legislation and research My colleagues and I are looking for information on caseload standards for child protective caseworkers. Specifically, we would appreciate receiving information about any of the following: 1. Which states have legislation establishing caseload standards 2. Any studies conducted in the last five years documenting the effects of limiting CPS caseloads 3. Any sources of information regarding effective methodologies for setting caseload standards 4. Any studies on CPS caseloads or workloads that have been conducted by other states in the last five years or so, as well as information regarding the cost of conducting those studies Thanks for any information you can provide. Roberta Upadhyay Policy Analyst New York State Office of Children and Family Services Strategic Planning and Policy Development 52 Washington Street, Rm. 322 North Rensselaer, NY 12144 (518) 486-7010; Roberta.upadhyay@ocfs.ny.gov ocfs.ny.gov

You asked about effective methodologies. Caseload standards have limited utility, and what works for one jurisdiction may not work in another. Predictive workload estimation methods will give you more accurate information for various types of cases that incorporate the ability to meet practice standards. Some jurisdictions convert workload values into caseload ratios, though doing so loses the distinction between different types of cases. This overview of workload analysis may be useful to you: http://www.nccdglobal.org/sites/default/files/publication_pdf/workforce-estimation.pdf Please feel free to reach out should you have questions. Best, Kristen Kristen Johnson | Senior Researcher | The National Council on Crime & Delinquency (800) 306-6223 (O) 608-556-2615 (M)| www.nccdglobal.org Please do not send any identifying or confidential information (such as names, birthdates, and social security numbers) via email. It is possible for third parties to intercept information transmitted in an email. Identification numbers (such as case or referral numbers) may be included where necessary. Intercepting persons cannot use these numbers to identify a client unless they have access to the host application or database. From: bounce-120966501-43175489list.cornell.edu [mailto:bounce-120966501-43175489list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Upadhyay, Roberta (OCFS) Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 6:29 AM To: Child-Maltreatment-Research-Lcornell.edu Subject: CPS caseloads - legislation and research My colleagues and I are looking for information on caseload standards for child protective caseworkers. Specifically, we would appreciate receiving information about any of the following: 1. Which states have legislation establishing caseload standards 2. Any studies conducted in the last five years documenting the effects of limiting CPS caseloads 3. Any sources of information regarding effective methodologies for setting caseload standards 4. Any studies on CPS caseloads or workloads that have been conducted by other states in the last five years or so, as well as information regarding the cost of conducting those studies Thanks for any information you can provide. Roberta Upadhyay Policy Analyst New York State Office of Children and Family Services Strategic Planning and Policy Development 52 Washington Street, Rm. 322 North Rensselaer, NY 12144 (518) 486-7010; Roberta.upadhyayocfs.ny.gov ocfs.ny.gov