Every child and family has different needs and differing ability to respond to services and treatment. State and local child welfare agencies and service providers must have the knowledge, funding, and capacity to deliver the help children and their caregivers need to thrive. PCG helps states and local agencies make investments in policies and programs that work.
Commercially Sexually Exploited Children (CSEC) Support Services
PCG has developed data analytics for use in child welfare agencies that can assist in predicting, preventing, and monitoring the sexual exploitation of children. In addition, our business process redesign services can help you identify key gaps for the CSEC population and re-engineer processes to close the gaps, strengthening protections for these youth.
Family First Consulting
In 2018, Congress fundamentally changed how the federal government funds child welfare programs. The Family First Prevention Services Act (Family First) alters federal Title IV-E funding in big and small ways, including making foster care prevention services claimable for the first time ever and restricting claiming for residential foster care settings. Family First has implications for state and local child welfare practice, policy, processes, procurement, financing, and information technology. PCG helps states take decisive action in response to Family First, seizing opportunities and working through challenges, to the benefit of state agencies and the children and families they serve.
Our consulting experts work with non-profit child welfare and child and family services organizations on a range of issues to ensure program and financial best practices, achievement of performance goals, and optimal public-private services coordination.
Parental Substance Use Disorder, Increasing Child Welfare Caseloads
Our team can help you identify evidence based practices that lead to recovery from Substance Use Disorder (SUD), facilitate cross agency collaboration, and identify federal funding to increase services and capacity in under served areas.
PCG evaluates specific programs, services, and casework tools. Data are collected through interviews, focus groups, document reviews, site visits, surveys and from a variety of management information systems. We have evaluated a range of programs including wraparound programs, differential response programs, parenting programs, and home visiting programs to name just a few, including programs funded under Title IV-E child welfare waivers.
Title IV-E Case Reviews
PCG is a national expert in Title IV-E regulation and eligibility determination guidelines. We can help you navigate ongoing determination processes, ensure federal compliance with your case reviews, and help enhance your Title IV-E revenue.
Workload is an ongoing issue for many public agencies. While case workers are often assigned more cases than they can reasonably handle, understanding the true resource need can be challenging. PCG has developed techniques for providing the empirical evidence agencies can use to back up their requests. By showing the difference between the time workers spend on cases and the time they need to spend to meet policy requirements, PCG is able to provide agency administrators with hard data that can be used both politically and administratively.