Performance Briefs for Human Services
A critical component to the well-being of our community is the role of the Fairfax County Human Services System. An interrelated group of partners and efforts, the human services system supports communities and empowers residents to be healthy, safe, stable and connected.
The human services system is accountable to residents for the delivery of quality programs and services. As such, Fairfax County Human Services agencies and contracted partner organizations have adopted the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) approach to:
- Determine whether people are “better off” as a result of receiving services.
- Improve accountability for taxpayer dollars.
- Collectively strengthen programs and services.
Utilizing RBA, the system will work to improve results in six areas:
- Affordable Housing
- Connected Individuals
- Economic Self-Sufficiency
- Healthy People
- Positive Living for Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities
- Successful Children and Youth
SystemSTAT is a practice that will allow the human services system to review performance data, discuss factors affecting performance and determine how results can be improved through regular meetings. Beginning in Fall 2012, internal SystemSTAT pilot sessions are being held to discuss performance in each of the six results.
The Performance Brief documents linked below are summaries of each pilot session and the specific Fairfax County Human Services programs listed in each represent only a sample of those that promote the well-being of system clients.
- Performance Brief: Economic Self-Sufficiency
- Performance Brief: Connected Individuals (coming soon!)