Improve the security of Washington's vulnerable children & adults
How citizens measure success sets the decision framework. For example, longer life expectancy or lower incidence of disease would indicate to most people that the population was healthier. Similarly, high employment rates usually signal that the economy is doing well.
Research and experience suggest that certain strategies are more likely to help us achieve the identified success indicators. We evaluate whether currently budgeted strategies and activities accomplish what was intended.
Develop a Results-Based Prioritization of Activities
This framework provides the criteria for choosing activities that best accomplish desired outcomes. With limited resources, we invest in activities that connect to chosen strategies.
1. Decrease the percentage of individuals and families living in poverty
2. Increase the percentage of vulnerable children and adults living in permanent families and safe home or community settings
Increase economic self-sufficiency
Prepare and support youth and adults for employment
Improve health, well-being and quality of life
Provide in-home and community residential services
Provide institutional-based services
Provide outpatient services
Increase immediate safety
Respond to abuse and neglect allegations
Provide emergency cash, food and shelter
Provide secure treatment settings
Increase individual and family stability
Provide cash, food and housing
Provide support services to families