Draft Strategic Plan: Supplemental Resources

The following documents are detailed plans for some of the priorities mentioned in the Department of Children, Youth and Families’ (DCYF) draft Strategic Plan. Additional documents will be added to this page as they become relevant.

HB 1661 - 2017-18
Creating The Department of Children, Youth, and Families


Equity and Early Learning Plan Fact Sheet 
Part of DCYF’s planning process for 2020 includes the Racial Equity Plan and facilitating Washington’s Statewide Early Learning Plan. Although on different timelines, these efforts complement and inform each other, and speak directly to the DCYF Strategic Plan.

Child Welfare

2020-2024 Children and Families Services Plan
DCYF’s federally-approved five-year plan to respond to the issues identified in the CFSR.

Child and Family Services Review (CFSR)
Federal review of Washington’s child welfare practice, covering both child outcomes and data about practice implementation.

Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) Plan
DCYF’s not-yet-federally-approved plan to harness the new resources available through the federal FFPSA. Provides secondary prevention to keep children and youth out of the child welfare system.

Permanency From Day One (PFD1) Grant
DCYF was awarded a $7.7 million permanency grant. The plan is designed to transform practice for successful teaming by engaging families and youth early in the dependency process as well as throughout the process; to address systemic court issues and to create supports for legally free youth.

Program Improvement Plan (PIP)
DCYF’s not-yet-federally-approved plan to respond to federal concerns about practice over the next 24 months.

Early Learning

Preschool Development Grant Birth Through Five
Federal grant supporting development of the integrated birth-age five system.

Strengthen Families Locally grant
DCYF was selected as one of nine recipients of the Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families grant, administered by the Children’s Bureau within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Children, Youth and Families.

Juvenile Rehabilitation

JR-25 Plan
Short description of the plan to implement SB 6160 and HB 1646 extending juvenile court jurisdiction over many crimes committed as a juvenile and allowing confinement in juvenile facilities.