More Served and Better Outcomes

PEI prevention programs served 14,665 families and 44,527 youth in FY 2016, an increase of more than 20 percent from *FY 2015. These services help youth avoid trouble with the law, strengthen families, and help them avoid getting involved with CPS.

  • 32,029 youth between ages 10 and 16 served by PEI-funded programs did not enter the juvenile justice system in FY 2016.
  • 26,603 parents served who were at risk of child abuse or neglect did not become confirmed perpetrators in a DFPS abuse or neglect investigation.

Five-Year Strategic Plan

PEI worked with many stakeholders across the state in FY 2016 to develop its five-year strategic plan, which was required by the DFPS Sunset Review law (SB 206, 84th Legislature). The strategic plan outlines PEI's goals and strategies for reducing the risk of child abuse and neglect and other childhood hardships and to promote positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. We incorporated input from webinars, think tanks, contractor surveys, regional meetings, conference participation, and staff surveys. The plan will guide how PEI conducts its business. It will ensure we collaborate with community partners and other stakeholders to make decisions that are informed by data and rooted in best practices. You can read the plan on the DFPS website.

*Those served by more than one PEI program may be counted more than once.