DENVER (August 8, 2016) - The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has recognized the Routt Department of Human Services for "C-Stat Distinguished Performance" in 2015. Routt County met 75.8 percent of its goals, finishing in the top 10 amongst the state’s small counties.
Sedgwick (86.1), Washington (84.7) and Jackson (82.9) were the top three.
Routt County will be recognized during CDHS’s Summer Planning Tour stop from 8-9:30 a.m. on Aug. 8 at the Historic Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave., 3rd Floor, Steamboat Springs.
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.
“Routt 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 honored for timeliness in 13 different areas, as well as for percentage of both current child support collected and cases with an arrears payment, food assistance payment error rate, and food assistance case and procedural error rate.