National Study of Child Protective Services Systems and Reform Efforts: Site Visits Report . Overview of Child Protective Services (CPS)


During 2001, the La Crosse Human Services Department (LCHSD) consolidated all children's services into the Family and Children's Services unit. While this was initially a fiscally-driven decision to consolidate services and maximize reimbursement by title IV-E and Medicaid funding, it enhanced access to services by needy children and families in the community. This reorganization has led to the current structure of shared investigation and case management roles within the unit, but with each worker having a defined role for each case.

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