FY2017 Foster Care Scorecard [New York City]. Updated: September 12, 2016.
New York City Administration for Children’s Services.
Published: September 2016
New York City Administration for Children's Services
150 William Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Tel: 877-543-7692 (NYC) 212-341-0900 (Outside)
This Foster Care Scorecard serves as the annual evaluation for foster care programs serving New York City’s children and families. The Scorecard evaluates outcome measures and case practice in order to assure the safety, permanency, and well-being of foster children. The Foster Care Scorecard evaluation distinguishes four types of foster care programs. These include Family Foster Care (FFC), Treatment Family Foster Care (TFFC), Special Medical and Developmentally Disabled Foster Care (SFFC), and Residential Services. Outcome measures common to foster care are included in the Scorecard and are measured across all programs. Additionally, practice and process measures specific to each program are collected through aggregate data as well as the Provider Agency Measurement System (PAMS) comprehensive case review. For FY 2017, the Scorecard focuses on outcome achievement through continued emphasis on the attainment of the federal Child and Family Service Review outcomes, an on permanency targets for the achievement of KinGap and Adoption. It has also added process measures aimed at supporting permanent exits, including measures focused on the timely filing of Termination of Parental Rights petitions or KinGap Agreements, the timely application for adoption subsidies, and the timely conclusion of Trial Discharge. Information is provided on each measure and directions are included for completing the Scorecard. (Author abstract modified)
foster care; measures; child safety; permanency planning; child placement; well being; agency practice; quality of care; case management; reunification; foster care review; New York City; program evaluation