Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
FFY 2011 Annual Progress and Services Report
enrolled in but failed to complete treatment).
Of the 379 active experimental group caregivers, 103 (27 percent) are currently engaged in
treatment services, 126 (34 percent) have completed all levels of treatment, 66 (17 percent)
are pending initial treatment, and 83 (22 percent) entered treatment but have since dropped
out. Of those caregivers who ever participated in treatment, 36 clients (10 percent) have
been engaged in treatment for more than one year, 42 (11 percent) have been engaged in
treatment between 6 and 12 months, 69 (18 percent) have been in treatment between 3 and
6 months, and the remaining 152 clients (40 percent) have been in treatment for less than 90
Accessing Services & Participating in Treatment: According to DASA treatment
service data, parents in the experimental group (83%) are more likely to access AODA
treatment services compared with parents in the control group (69%). There is significant
difference on treatment entry between experimental group and control group. In general,
parents in the experimental group enter treatment at a faster pace. For caregivers in the
experimental group, 70% of them enter treatment within four months (120 days), and 80%
of them enter treatment within twelve month (360 days). Comparatively, less than 70%
(67%) of caregivers in the control group enter treatment within twelve month (360 days.
This difference is statistically significant.
Madison and St. Clair Counties:
Between July 15, 2007 and December 31, 2010 a total of 232 AODA assessments were
completed in Madison and St. Clair Counties. Of the 232 caregivers assessed, all met
eligibility requirements for assignment to the waiver; of these, 161 caregivers (69 percent)
were assigned to the experimental group and 71 (31 percent) were assigned to the control
Of the 161 clients assigned to the experimental group, treatment data have been collected
on 91 “active clients”, including 38 (42 percent) who are currently engaged in treatment, 11
(12 percent) that recently completed treatment, 9 (10 percent) for whom initial treatment is
pending, and 33 (36 percent) who entered but failed to complete treatment.
Of the 91 clients who ever participated in treatment, 6 clients (7 percent) have been
engaged in treatment for more than one year, 10 clients (11 percent) have been engaged in
services between 6 and 12 months, 27 clients (30 percent) have been in treatment between 3
and 6 months, and 33 clients (36 percent) have been in treatment for less than 90 days.
Combined outcome evaluation findings for Cook, Madison, and St. Clair Counties are as
As of December 31, 2010, 564 children (19 percent) in the experimental group had been
reunified with a biological parent compared to 194 children (15 percent) in the control
group, a statistically significant difference. Net permanency rates (reunification,
adoption, and guardianship combined) for closed cases as of December 31, 2010 were
49 percent (1,441 children) for the experimental group and 44 percent (566 children) for
the control group, a statistically significant difference.
To compare long term permanence rates, data was collected on 1,529 cases for five
years. Comparing control and experimental groups on five-year-later living
arrangements, children in the demonstration group were significantly more likely to
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