The function of the Division of Contract Administration and Program Evaluation (CAPE) is to integrate, enhance, and better coordinate contract and performance evaluation functions in the divisions of Children and Youth, Juvenile Justice, and Community-Based Prevention. In addition, CAPE provides contract development and preparation assistance to the Department's Administration and Management division.
With 82% of the Department's budget allocated to purchased services, the contracting and performance evaluation processes are critical to the accomplishment of the DHS mission to ensure the safety, permanency, and well being of children and families in Philadelphia.
This new division is responsible for
translating the Department's goals and objectives into service provision contracts
centralizing the process of evaluating what works and which providers have consistently achieved optimal performance
assuring all contracts contain performance standards that monitor achievement and assist DHS in making well-informed decisions about services funded by the Department.