Illinois to put social service providers on pay for performance by
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The Quinn administration is experimenting with a new way to pay for social services for adolescents, starting with a concerted effort to keep wards of the court out of trouble and out of group homes or juvenile detention centers.
A coalition of Chicago-area foster care agencies and other providers of youth services will lead the state’s first effort to pay for successful outcomes, rather than specific services, a concept pioneered in the United Kingdom four years ago. The selection of Conscience Community Network was posted yesterday to the state’s contracting website.