The annual reports are a compilation of the information collected during DFS reviews from stakeholders, staff and families as well as case recommendations from the Wyoming Death Review and Prevention Team. DFS is required to comment on the recommendations for systems improvement.
DFS Response to 2012 & 2013 Report - PDF
Local Department of Family Services Reviews
Number of Unique Substantiated Victims of Maltreatment, Children 18 and Under
Number of Unique Substantiated Victims of Maltreatment, Children 10 and Under
Number of Unique Substantiated Victims of Maltreatment,
Children 5 and Under
(72.33% of Victims were under the age of 10, 38.07% of Victims were under the age of 5)
Statistics above are from 2015.
Panel Meeting Minutes
SYNC Reviews or Systems and You Networking and Collaborating on mental health and substance abuse services, are a collaborative process using qualified professionals and citizens who are trained to be members of a case review team.
The needs of individuals and families experiencing mental illness and/or addiction disease are best served when community systems work together. Their needs include not only quality treatment but also programs providing housing, education, law enforcement, job training, education, primary health care and more.
It is a strength based, constructive process that recognizes and celebrates successes, publishes systemic findings and advocates for any needed change by interviewing stakeholders, providers, clients and families. Know that treatment notes and client case files are not accessed.