DCFS INFO MEMO 2003-01

 January 6, 2003

 

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services

 

To:

Area Administrators/Assistant Area Administrators
Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare
County Departments of Human Services Directors
County Departments of Social Services Directors
Tribal Chairpersons with Independent Living Programs

From:

Susan N. Dreyfus
Administrator

Re:

2003 Independent Living Work Plan and Annual Reporting

 

2003 WORK PLAN

Enclosed is the 2003 Independent Living Work Plan, which must be completed and submitted to the Division of Children and Family Services, Bureau of Programs and Policies by February 15, 2003. Work plans provide the Division with information about federally mandated independent living services to youths in and exiting out-of-home care and the projected budget associated with these services. If there are currently no eligible children (i.e., youths aged 15-21 years in out-of-home care placement for six months at or after the age of 15 years and/or youths who left care after the age of 17 years) at your agency, the work plan is still required. The plan will provide summarized information about the previous year and should demonstrate your agency's readiness and ability to provide independent living services to these youths when or if they enter placement.

Questions about the work plan should be directed to Paula Brown, (608) 267-7287 or e-mail brownpl@dhfs.state.wi.us. If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the work plan, this can be obtained by contacting Paula Brown. Completed work plans should be sent to:

Paula Brown, Independent Living and Kinship Coordinator
State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Division of Children and Family Services
P. O. Box 8916
1 West Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Fax: (608) 264-6750

2003 INDEPENDENT LIVING REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

Enclosed are copies of the revised Independent Living Participant and 90-day Follow-Up forms. It continues to be necessary to collect and report independent living data using these forms rather than WiSACWIS. We have not received the final federal reporting requirements for this program and are unable to enhance WiSACWIS without these requirements. You will be notified when federal reporting requirements are finalized.

Please begin using the revised forms January 1, 2003, and plan to submit the annual summary forms (i.e., CFS 873A and CFS 976A) containing 2003 data in February 2004. These forms continue to be available and fillable on line at http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/forms/index.htm.

Questions concerning the use of the forms and/or annual reporting should be directed to Ruth Murphy at (608) 266-5330 or murphr@dhfs.state.wi.us.

Thank you.

 

REGIONAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Area Administrator

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT:

Paula Brown, Independent Living & Kinship Coordinator
DHFS/DCFS
P. O. Box 8916
1 West Wilson St.
Madison, WI 53708-8916
Fax: (608) 264-6750

Attachments:  
Independent Living Program Work Plan for CY 2003 (pdf 22 kb)
CFS-873, Independent Living Participant Data (pdf 158 kb)
CFS-873A, Independent Living Participants Annual Summary Data (pdf 63 kb)
CFS-976, Independent Living 90-Day Follow-up  (pdf 130 kb)
CFS-976A, Independent Living 90-Day Follow-up Annual Summary Data  
(pdf 67 kb)

cc:

Bureau Directors
County Departments of Community Programs Directors
Independent Living Coordinators

 


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