The Office of Children and Families in the Courts is responsible for analyzing and synthesizing data gathered from the Automated Dependency Judicial Tracking System in the Common Pleas Case Management System (CPCMS) and the Permanency Practice Initiative Quarterly Reports.
The Judicial Dependency Tracking System was implemented in 2008 to capture all court related information about dependency cases. Currently, all counties are imputing data into this system. The performance measures for this system were derived from the 9 priority performance measures recommended by The National Council for Juvenile and Family Court, National Center for State Courts, and the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law.
These include the following:
- Child Safety while Under Court Jurisdiction
- Child Safety after Release from Court Jurisdiction
- Achievement of Child Permanency
- Timeline to Permanent Placement
- Timeline to Adjudication
- Timeline to First Permanency Hearing
- Timeline to Termination of Parental Rights
- Service of Process to Parties
- Number of Judicial Officers per Case
The Permanency Practice Initiative (PPI) Quarterly Reports are completed only by those counties participating in the PPI. Counties are required to report on all PPI activities (3 month review hearings, Family Group Decision Making, Family Finding, Family Development Credentialing, the local Children's Roundtable and the 3-5-7 Model). Statistics from the PPI quarterly reports coupled with data extrapolated from the Automated Dependency Judicial Tracking System gives Judges, Child Welfare Administrators and members of the Local Children's Roundtable the ability to gain a better understanding about court-related dependency cases, what is working well and where they may want to focus overall system improvement efforts.
To request specific statistics, please contact the Data Analyst Shelby Line.