Frequently Requested Documents
The following are documents that are frequently referred to in meetings or commonly requested by committee members, staff, and the public. These are the most current versions of these documents. To view a description for a particular document, click on "Description."
This is not a complete list of all documents referenced. If the document you are looking for is not listed on this page, please visit the individual meeting document archives, which are organized by committee and meeting date. Archives for the Child Welfare Transformation meetings can be found here. Archives for advisory committees can be found here.
Latest updates to documents:
- January 11, 2011: Added to the "Other" section, the final summary report
of the statewide market scan conducted by Partners for Our Children on behalf of Children's Administration.
- December 17, 2010: Added seven documents to the "Other" section: (1) a
letter from Greg Devereaux, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 28, WSFE, to Governor Christine Gregoire; (2) the
response from the Governor's Office to Mr. Devereaux; (3) the Nebraska Foster Care Review Board Report on Child Welfare
Reform;(4) KVC's (Nebraska lead agency) response to the Foster Care Review Board Report; (5) Nebraska DHHS's response
to the Foster Care Review Board Report; (6) a document that outlines the TDC's recommendations regarding the
qualifications of Request for Proposal evaluators; and (7) a document of lessons learned from the "Learning Lab"
project between Partners with Families and Children, and Children's Administration.
- December 8, 2010: Added three documents to the "Other" section: (1) a
document on lessons learned from Nebraska's implementation of performance-based contracting; (2) a letter from April
Cathcart, Director of Empowering, Inc. to the Transformation Design Committee, which voices her concerns regarding
Washington's plans for implementing performance-based contracting; and (3) a letter from TDC co-chairs Judge Leonard
Costello and CA Asst. Secretary Denise Revels Robinson, which addresses Ms. Cathcart's concerns.
- September 27, 2010: Replaced Preliminary Service Array and Service Array Definitions documents with updated versions in the Legal and Practice Advisory Committee Documents section.
- September 22, 2010: Added documents from the QIC San Antonio conference.
Legal and Practice Issues Advisory Committee Documents
Principles and Values used to Determine Core Services. | Description | Download
This draft document contains the principles and values used to determine core services. This document is a work in progress.
Preliminary Service Array. | Description | Download
This document summarizes the Legal and Practice Advisory Committee's initial core services recommendations. The service recommendations are split among three different service categories: Services to Prevent Out-of-Home Placement; Services to Promote Permanency or Reunification; and, Services for Adolescents and Youth Transitioning out of Foster Care. Some service recommendations apply only to one category of care and others apply to multiple categories.
Service Array Definitions. | Description | Download
The Legal and Practice Issues Advisory Committee developed a glossary to help clarify terms used in the Preliminary Service Array document.
Defining Evidence-Based and Promising Practices. | Description | Download
Document from the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse with criteria and rating scale to evaluate evidence-based practices
Proposed request for a legal opinion. | Description | Download
This document is a list of legal questions presented to the Children's Oversight Committee on May 12, 2010.
Informal response from the Attorney General's office. | Description | Download
The Legal and Practice Issues Advisory Committee compiled a list of legal issues/questions, which was submitted to the Attorney General for an informal opinion.
Outcomes and Evaluation Issues Advisory Committee Documents
Domains and Indicators used to Measure Outcomes. | Description | Download
This document, prepared by Mark Courtney, Director of Research and Development, Partners for Our Children, provides an initial list of potential measures to be used to gauge the performance of public and private agencies providing services to Washington children and families in the context of the implementation of SSHB 2106. This is a working document that is refined at each meeting.
Financial Issues Advisory Committee Documents
Performance-Based Contracts: Estimated Annual Funding. | Description | Download
An overview of the funding available for services under Master Contractors.
Section 202 of Budget Bill. | Description | Download
Section 202 of Budget Bill.
Performance Based Contracts - Federal Funds. | Description | Download
A CA document that shows State Fiscal Year 2010 expenditures for CA with funding sources.
Presentations from the QIC San Antonio Conference,
September 1-3, 2010
Cross-Site Evaluation Findings. | Description | Download
These are the findings from the cross-site evaluation of QIC-PCW demonstration sites regarding performance-based contracts.
Missouri Fact Sheet. | Description | Download
Fact sheet on the Missouri Project on Privitization of Out-of-Home Care for Children.
Panel 1 Presentations. | Description | Download
Combined file of Panel 1 presentations on lessons learned from Kansas.
Panel 2 Presentations. | Description | Download
Combined file of Panel 2 presentations on performance-based contracts.
Panel 3 Presentations. | Description | Download
Combined file of Panel 3 presentations - The Summit on Public-Private Partnerships.
Workshop - Florida. | Description | Download
Key components for successfully implementing performance-based contracts.
Workshop - Crystal Ball Predictions. | Description | Download
Presentation by Charlotte McCullough regarding lessons learned and predictions.
Workshop - Missouri. | Description | Download
Missouri's experience in implementing performance-based contracts.
Workshop - Illinois. | Description | Download
How Illinois used performance-based contracting to drive systems improvement.
Final summary report of the statewide market scan of private provider agencies conducted for Children's Administration | Description | Download
Partners for Our Children conducted a statewide market scan of private provider agencies. The purpose of the scan, requested by Children's Administration, was to identify service capacity, access to services, strengths and financial capabilities of providers, and service gaps.
Letter from Greg Devereaux to Governor Christine Gregoire | Description | Download
Greg Devereaux, Executive Director, AFSCME Council 28, WFSE, wrote a letter to Governor Gregoire expressing his concerns regarding 2SHB 2106.
Letter to Mr. Devereaux from Governor Gregoire | Description | Download
The Governor Office's response to Mr. Devereaux's concerns.
Nebraska Foster Care Review Board's Report on Child Welfare Reform | Description | Download
This report focuses on the reform implemented by Nebraska's child welfare agency, DHHS.
KVC's Response to the Foster Care Review Board Report | Description | Download
KVC is the private lead agency in Nebraska. Here is their response to the report.
Nebraska State Agency Response to the Foster Care Review Board Report | Description | Download
Nebraska's state agency, DHHS, responds to the report.
TDC Recommendations Regarding Qualifications of Request for Proposal Evaluators | Description | Download
During the June 14, 2010 TDC meeting, committee members divided into two work groups to give input regarding qualifications of RFP evaluators.
Lessons Learned from the "Learning Lab" | Description | Download
Children's Administration and Partners with Families and Children conducted the Learning Laboratory project in order to inform the work on Part 1, Performance-Based Contracting, of 2SHB 2106. Here are the lessons learned.
Lessons Learned from Nebraska | Description | Download
Partners for Our Children posed 11 questions to three Nebraska nonprofit agencies about their experiences during Nebraska's implementation of performance-based contracting. Here are the lessons learned.
April Cathcart Letter to the TDC | Description | Download
Empowering Inc.'s Director April Cathcart's letter to the TDC regarding her concerns about current plans for implementing performance-based contracting.
Response to Ms. Cathcart | Description | Download
TDC co-chairs Judge Leonard Costello and CA Asst. Secretary Denise Revels Robinson responded to Ms. Cathcart's concerns.
WFSE Position Paper | Description | Download
The Washington Federation of State Employees' recommendation on how to improve outcomes for children and families served by DSHS.
Analysis of Position Paper | Description | Download
Charlotte McCullough and Mary Armstrong, the CWTDC's performance-based contracting experts, reviewed the WFSE Position Paper and prepared an analysis and response.
TDC Guiding Principles | Description | Download
At the June 2009 Meeting, Secretary Dreyfus requested the committee's suggestions for principles that could guide the Department of Social and Human Services in converting to performance-based contracts. The Committee commented on and added additional thoughts.
Senator Hargrove's Memo to the Committee | Download
TDC Advisory Committee Ground Rules | Description | Download
Ground rules for the advisory committees were reviewed. Members are to review the rules in preparation for voting to adopt them at the next meeting. The advisory committees are to use the attached guidelines until they are amended and adopted.
Washington State Tribal Policy, DCS Tribal Relations, and DSHS Administrative Policy 7.01 | Description | External Link
The history and content of the Indian Child Welfare Act, Centennial Accord, the Millennium Agreement, and DSHS Administrative Policy 7.01 were presented to committee members. The Tribal-State Agreement was also discussed.
TDC Ground Rules | Description | Download
The Ground Rules, that were presented at the June 30th, 2009 meeting, were adopted by Committee Members.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Issue Papers | Description
Accessing Site Readiness
Models of Privatized Child Welfare Programs
Evolving Roles of Public and Private Agencies
Evaluating Privatization Initiatives
Developing Effective Contracts
Ensuring Quality in Contracted Child Welfare Services
Charlotte McCullough, TDC Committee member, suggested the committee read a series of six issue papers prepared by Planning and Learning Technologies, Inc. in partnership with The Urban Institute for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.