Safety Decision Making Methodology

The Safety Decision Making Methodology (formerly Child Protection Transformation) is a multi-year project, in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families, designed to address identified concerns and improve outcomes within Florida’s child protection system.

The goal of the project is to:

  • Improve and permanently change business practices and provide consistent saftey decision making;
  • Reduce re-investigations and re-abuse;
  • Make systems integration and technology improvements for efficiency;
  • Maintain a professionalized and stabilized workforce; and
  • Achieve higher quality casework and better outcomes for children and families.

SDMM Documents – Publications

Statewide Action Plan Sept 28 2014
CPI_Implemenation Map August 2014_
FFA On-going Implementation Map_
Nonrelative Caregiver Tip Sheet_
Policy Guidance Family Support Services
Policy Guidance Risk Tool
Risk Protocols
Safety Methodology Status_
September 2014 Central Region Newsletter
A Summary of the Child Protection Transformation Project
CPT Core Transformation Brochure
Child Protection Transformation Project – Community Based Care
Introduction to Transformation Functionality
CPT Practice Model
CPT Safety Decision Making Diagram
CPT Core Transformation Brochure
Field Readiness Survey Results Summary
Memo Rescinding Second-Party Repeal – July 16, 2013

Safety Methodology Practice Guidelines, Desk Reference Guide
Safety Methodology Practice Guidelines, All
Safety Methodology Practice Guidelines, Case Management
Safety Methodology Practice Guidelines, Investigations

Project Status Reports

Safety Methodology Practice Model Monthly Status Report as of July 2014
Project Status Report-Week Ending July 19, 2013
Project Status Report-Week Ending July 12, 2013
Project Status Report-Week Ending July 7, 2013

Program Reports

Week Ending June 14, 2013

DCF Child Protective Investigator’s Scorecard

DCF CPI Scorecard-May 2013