Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development

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The primary focus of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Development (SPPD) is the integration and continuous improvement of policy and practice across the major program areas of juvenile justice, child welfare, and youth development. SPPD develops and analyzes state and federal policies, develops the research agenda necessary to advance the OCFS mission and the Governor’s goals for the agency, and provides analytical and technical support for maintaining a data-informed and outcome-focused system. These core functions are carried out by two Bureaus: the Bureau of Policy Analysis (BPA) and the Bureau of Research, Evaluation, and Performance Analytics (BREPA).

Bureau of Policy Analysis

The Bureau of Policy Analysis (BPA) is charged with developing, reviewing, and revising policies in response to federal and state legislation; monitoring legislative activities; researching and recommending best practices; analyzing and synthesizing information for administrative directives, local commissioner memorandums, and informational letters; and disseminating OCFS policies to the local departments of social services and voluntary agencies that support the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and youth.

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