DENVER (September 30, 2016) - The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) has recognized the Washington County Department of Human Services for "C-Stat Distinguished Performance" in 2015.
Washington County met 84.7 percent of its goals, finishing second to only Sedgwick County (86.1) in statewide figures.
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.
“Washington 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 Washington 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 Washington County, this means reducing the likelihood of people in their community going hungry.
In total, the county was cited for timeliness in nine different areas, as well as for its food assistance payment error rate, percentages of current child support collected and cases with an arrears payment, CCCAP child care reimbursement accuracy, and reducing the number of children in congregate care.