The Approach

Mandated through state legislation, FIN operates a Performance Based Contracting system to ensure that the right services are provided at the right time. FIN directs resources to services that allow children to remain safely at home whenever possible, and for those who have been removed, to allow them to be safely reunified with their families.

This new delivery system provides support, allows for flexibility, and offers new data so that social workers and providers can best serve children and families.

As the Network Administrator, FIN:

  • Engages in a community based system of care.
  • Maximizes use of evidence-based and research-based practices.
  • Expands capacity of community based agencies to leverage local funding.

By ultimately linking contractor performance to payment for service, FIN is responsible for establishing a culture of data-informed decision making in order to meet these goals effectively.


Data-Informed Decision Making

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An opportunity mandated through legislation to operate a Performance Based Contracting System

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Ensure that the right services are provided at the right time

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A focus on providing services that allow children to be safely reunified with their families

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Provide support to allow for flexibility and offer new data so social workers and service providers can best serve children and families


Where

FIN will first be implemented in eight counties in Eastern Washington:

  1. Ferry

  2. Stevens

  3. Pend Oreille

  4. Grant

  5. Lincoln

  6. Spokane

  7. Adams

  8. Whitman

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