Year

2015

Agency

Governor

$6.309m GFS; $1.884m GFF; $8.193 Total

House

$7.294m GFS; $7.443m Total

Governor: Funding is provided for 50 additional Child Protective Services (CPS) staff and associated costs to ensure workers can make contact in all child abuse or neglect investigations within 24-72 hours, and to complete all investigations within 90 days of the report of abuse or neglect. These additional staff bring the CPS caseload ratio down to 1:15.

House: Funding is provided to phase in 50 Child Protective Services (CPS) FTEs. The additional social workers will help ensure that child abuse or neglect cases are closed within 90 days, except where otherwise exempt in statute from the 90-day timeline.