Please note: Since its February 2020 launch (Q3 2019 extract) percentage calculations on the public site have included the category Missing, if present. Previously Missing was excluded from percentage calculations. This change supports adherence to data de-identification guidelines and allows users to identify trends in missing data. With the Q1 2020 extract, this approach was implemented on the secure site.
Recent changes to CWS/CMS have allowed for better coding of a child or youth’s sexual orientation gender identity and expression (SOGIE). In order to bring existing reports in line with these changes, we have updated Gender breakouts to reflect Sex at Birth, and added Intersex as an option. Categories now include Male, Female, Intersex, and Missing. For more information please consult: CDSS ALL COUNTY LETTER (ACL) NO. 19-20 https://www.cdss.ca.gov/Portals/9/ACL/2019/19-20.pdf?ver=2019-04-03-081756-557
Please note -- (5/5/2020)
For reports with row dimensions available to select, the category “missing” (when available) is included in percent calculations.
New public-facing website -- (3/1/2020)
Greetings from the California Child Welfare Indicators Project (CCWIP)! We are pleased to announce that on March 1, 2020, we launched our new public-facing website:
We are so excited about this platform and encourage you to visit the site, explore, and let us know what you think. You have likely heard that recent Data De-identification Guidelines (DDG) adopted by CDSS require that any cell size less than 11 be masked in order to protect the confidentiality of individuals served by CDSS and the counties. While the new website was designed to adhere to these requirements, we have also used this opportunity to update our reporting platform with some new features. Specifically, you will notice that reports have been grouped and displayed with new organization. You may also notice that it is much easier to navigate through multiple reports since returning to the Report Index is now a possible, but not required, option to change measures. Most excitingly, you will notice that tables and graphs are much more interactive on the new website, allowing users to modify output at the same time they view and explore the data.
Please note that while our priority for the new website is to maintain as much functionality as possible while adhering to the DDG, some features may be lost in the short-term while we determine how they can be incorporated into the site while continuing to protect confidentiality. To this end, we have focused on providing trend data over time, with as many breakouts as possible considering the DDG. Further, we will continue to post county-specific AB636 quarterly outcomes workbooks (masked versions) for Child Welfare and Probation to support county system improvement efforts. Unmasked versions of these documents will be transmitted directly to the counties from CDSS.
We look forward to hearing your feedback on our new website, and to continuing our collective work toward child welfare system improvement!
The California Child Welfare Indicators (CCWIP) Team