Select Budgets
Clear All Select All
Inflation Adjustment
  • CPI: adjusts for changes in the cost of goods and services purchased by consumers
  • IPD: adjusts for changes in the cost of goods and services purchased by governments
  • Economic Growth: adjusts for changes in the size of the state economy (measured in terms of total personal income)
  • None: does not capture changes in the value of a dollar over time.

Dept. of Children and Families and Related Programs

4800-0015

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
  • Description
  • Proposals
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 $98,384,611 $98,384,611
FY17 $97,755,541 $95,614,734
FY16 $87,391,749 $83,918,786
FY15 $80,371,724 $76,663,045
FY14 $72,958,399 $69,096,589
FY13 $71,156,846 $66,358,866
FY12 $71,154,218 $65,257,819
FY11 $72,477,830 $64,575,277
FY10 $77,937,080 $68,088,577
FY09 $87,001,793 $75,267,006
FY08 $92,162,859 $78,630,738
FY07 $91,124,338 $74,963,750
FY06 $86,809,044 $69,604,798
FY05 $85,608,051 $66,143,185
FY04 $85,974,393 $64,488,643
FY03 $88,259,887 $64,774,176
FY02 $94,630,942 $67,952,913
FY01 $97,284,475 $68,642,875
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Dept. of Children and Families and Related Programs
6.8%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Notes

  • Funding for Revenue Management Services was a distinct line item FY01-FY03, but was incorporated into funding for Dept. of Social Services Administration in FY04.
  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

* Funding and comparison information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.

The Department of Children and Family (DCF) Administration line item funds operations and clinical support services within the central, regional and area offices. Most job functions, apart from social workers, are funded through this line item, including senior administration, program and project managers, lawyers, policy evaluation, IT, trainers, budget and finance.

over the previous few years, funding reductions have caused DCF to go through a number of reorganizations laying off administrative and management staff and reducing the numbers of regional offices. These closings coupled with layoffs potentially affect the services clients receive. Layoffs cause an increase in case loads and a decrease in oversight as the 29 area managers have been replaced by 15 area management teams which will oversee multiple offices at one time. Closing offices can increase the distance between offices and the communities they serve. Many children and families will have to travel further for services increasing cost and complexity and threatening the quality and timeliness of DCF's programming. Travel for social workers conducting home visits is also increased potentially reducing the number and length of home visits – social workers have farther to travel and therefore less time available in the home.

Funding was partially restored in the FY 2015 budget, but is still well beneath historic funding levels for administration of the child welfare system in Massachusetts. Because funding for this line item can be transferred to regional administration, services for children and families, family supports, or group care, use caution when comparing these line items from year to year.

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY18 GAA $98,384,611 $98,384,611
FY18 Leg $98,384,611 $98,384,611
FY18 Sen $100,134,611 $100,134,611
FY18 SWM $100,134,611 $100,134,611
FY18 Hou $100,134,611 $100,134,611
FY18 HWM $100,134,611 $100,134,611
FY18 Gov $100,134,611 $100,134,611
FY17 $97,755,541 $95,614,734

Notes

  • Funding for Revenue Management Services was a distinct line item FY01-FY03, but was incorporated into funding for Dept. of Social Services Administration in FY04.
  • Use caution comparing funding for this line item FY09-FY10. In FY10, funding for information technology was taken out of this line item and shifted to a centralized information technology account. The exact amount of this accounting change is not available.

* Funding information includes all line-items listed above. Download the spreadsheet to see funding levels for individual line-items.