Senator Story called the meeting back to
order and invited the final presenters to the table. Tyler Allen,
Title IV-E Waiver Administrator, CDHS, and Angela Lytle, Deputy Director
for the Arapahoe County Department of Human Services, introduced themselves
to the committee. Their presentation and additional handouts can
be found as Attachments L, M, and N. Mr. Allen explained the federal
funding and reimbursement structure for child welfare services, in particular
out-of-home placement, and stated that the Families First Prevention Service
Act changes the way the reimbursement structure works. Ms. Lytle
spoke about the need to move from talking about "rescuing children"
to "supporting families," as well as from talking about "individual
responsibility" to "environmental conditions." She
spoke about the 2015 Federal Child Maltreatment Report.