(August 29, 2016) DENVER ‐ The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has recognized the Boulder Department of Human Services for "C‐Stat Distinguished Performance" in 2015.
Boulder County will be recognized during CDHS’ Summer Planning Tour stop on Aug. 29 from 10‐11:30 a.m. at the County Clerk and Recorder Building, 1750 33rd St., Houston Room, Boulder.
Boulder County met 79.7 percent of its goals, and was the highest‐performing large county in Colorado. Its 15.8 percent improvement from the previous year was the third‐biggest jump in the state among the 10 largest counties. Only Mesa (16.0) and Denver (15.9) had bigger statistical leaps.
The Distinguished Performer designation is awarded to counties that met C‐Stat goals at least 75 percent of the time on 23 measurements tied to a wide array of programs, including Colorado Works, Low‐Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), food assistance, adult financial applications, child support services, the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP), adult protection, and
Boulder County also was among three counties recognized, along with Arapahoe and Larimer, for exceptional work increasing the timeliness of new applications in the Adult Financial Program.
“Boulder County has demonstrated strong performance across important measures of economic security, safety, and well‐being for people in their community” CDHS Executive Director Reggie Bicha said.
In total, the county was cited for timeliness in 14 different areas, as well as for percentages of current child support collected and cases with an arrears payment, food assistance case and procedural rate, accuracy of CCCAP child care reimbursement, and the safety and well‐being of children in congregate care.