Human Services Agency
May 20, 2004
BOARD MEETING DATE:
June 8, 2004
Honorable Board of Supervisors
Maureen D. Borland, Director, Human Services Agency
Mark Lane, Director, Children and Family Services
Amendment to the Agreement with Child Abuse Prevention Center
Adopt a Resolution authorizing execution of an Amendment to the Agreement with the Child Abuse Prevention Center (CAPC) for the provision of the Volunteer Case Aide Program (VCA) by adding $114,800 for a new total obligation of $229,600 through June 30, 2005.
In August 2002, a Request for Proposals (RFP) was conducted for the VCA program which provides child care for Fost-Adopt classes and for parenting education groups, transports children and families to service appointments and supervises parents while they are visiting their children. The Contract was awarded to CAPC to provide the VCA program within the Children and Family Services Program.
HSA wishes to amend this Agreement with CAPC to continue providing the VCA services for FY 2004-05. CAPC will oversee the visits between foster children and their parents, offer child care to foster and adoptive parents who attend trainings and meetings at HSA, and provide child care for the parents attending the Parent Education Programs offered by the Agency. These services will continue enhancing the foster parents' participation in Family to Family, the initiative aimed at improving the out of home placement system in San Mateo County.
The Volunteer Case Aide Program is evaluated based on the number of volunteer hours provided. The goal is to equal or exceed the equivalent hours of two full time Social Workers. If the Social Work staff provided these services the cost would be more than double the cost of the Agreement.
Source of Data
Maintain the number of hours of services (60 hours per week) provided by the Volunteer Case Aides
Monthly Program Reports
3,120 hours per year
3,120 hours per year
This Agreement with CAPC keeps the commitment of: Ensuring basic health and safety for all and goal number 6: All children grow up healthy in safe and supportive homes and neighborhoods. The CAPC Volunteer Case Aide Program contributes to this commitment and goal by providing volunteers, who assist child welfare workers by supervising visits, providing transportation for children to programs and therapy, and providing child care while families attend parent education and other meetings.
The term of the Agreement is July 1, 2003 though June 30, 2005.