The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) released the Rider 15 and Rider 29 reports on March 31, 2020. These two reports provide updates on Community-Based Care (CBC), including implementation and performance measures for the CBC contractors.
The Rider 29 report reveals that a contract announcement for Region 8B can be expected in the spring of 2020, preceding a six-month start-up period before implementation in fall 2020. The report also reveals that negotiations for Stage II implementation in Region 8A will not proceed until the CBC contractor (The Children’s Shelter/Family Tapestry) addresses DFPS’s concerns with their fiscal management processes and system.
The report on Rider 15 also provides a performance evaluation for the first quarter of the 2020 fiscal year of the three regions that transitioned to Stage I prior to 2020 (3B, 2 and 8A). It shows that OCOK (contractor for Region 3B) sustained or improved on all performance baselines. 2INgage (contractor for Region 2) sustained or improved on all performance baselines except in the categories of “Least Restrictive Placement Setting,” “Sibling Groups Placed Together” and “Preparation for Adult Living.” Family Tapestry (contractor for Region 8A) sustained or improved on all performance baselines except in the category of “Preparation for Adult Living.”
You can read the full reports on Rider 15 and Rider 29, along with other DFPS reports, on the DFPS website.