DENVER (Sept. 12, 2016) - The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has recognized the Pitkin Department of Human Services for "C-Stat Distinguished Performance" in 2015. Pitkin County met 78.5 percent of its goals, the eighth-best showing in the state.
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 child welfare.
“Pitkin 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.
One of the performance measures Pitkin County met was timely processing of food assistance applications. Timely processing of these applications ensures eligible Coloradans have access to needed financial assistance for food. For Pitkin County, this means reducing the likelihood of people in their community going hungry.
In total, the county was cited for timeliness in 11 different areas, as well as for percentages of current child support collected and cases with an arrears payment, and reducing the number of children in congregate care.