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Methodology
CDSS Measure 2B
Referrals by Time to Investigation
(Applies to Q2_06 reports forward)
To Report

Notes on Data Source

These reports provide the percentage of child abuse and neglect referrals that require, and then receive, an in-person investigation within the specified time frame. There are two reports, one for immediate response, and the other for 10-day response. Referrals entered as requiring a 3-, 5-, or 10-day response are included in the 10-day response type.

Denominator:
The denominator includes:

The child abuse and/or neglect referrals received, within the analysis quarter, that are either immediate, 3-, 5-, or 10-day response types.

Numerator:
The numerator is the count of the referrals above with:

  • A delivered service type of “investigate referral”
  • A communication method of “in-person”
  • The referral status of “attempted” or “completed”*
  • The delivered service provided by a “staff” person and
  • A contact visit code for a “contact” or “visit” within 24 hours of the referral receipt date for the immediate response type or within 10-days for the other referrals.

*This differentiates this report from CDSS 2D, which includes referral status of “completed” only.

Note: Referrals in which at least one child on the referral had an attempted or completed contact within the specified time frame are included in the numerator.

Note: Cells containing a period (".") represent a value of zero. In cells representing quotients, a period may also indicate the indeterminate form 0/0.

This measure may also be run with filters in place to restrict the data to various subgroups of other variables (e.g., Black subgroup of the Ethnicity variable, <1 year old subgroup of the Age variable, etc.). Please see the links below for details:


Age Group

Ethnic Group

Gender