This data set is of certified small businesses (SBF), where the ownership and control is race and gender neutral. This dataset includes businesses that are small as defined by the Office of Supplier Diversity based on a three-year average of either or both Full Time Equivalent employees (FTEs) and/or a three-year average of gross revenue. This data set is updated daily and is searchable and exportable at this link: http://directory.osd.gss.omb.delaware.gov/index.shtml. The eligibility and size for an SBF certified business is viewable at: http://gss.omb.delaware.gov/osd/certify.shtml where you can review the application and eligibility requirements. The Office of Supplier Diversity's mission is to assist the entire supplier diversity community of minority, women, veteran, service disabled veteran, and individuals with disabilities owned businesses as well as small businesses of a unique size in competing for the provision of commodities, services, and construction to State departments, agencies, authorities, school districts, higher education institutions and all businesses. The Office of Supplier Diversity (OSD) sits within Government Support Services (GSS), a Division of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
The Delaware Department of Correction (DOC) operates four prison facilities (Level V), eight quasi-incarceration community corrections facilities that serve as violation of probation centers or work release centers (Level IV), and five Probation & Parole locations (Levels III, II, and I). Offenders may also be supervised while on home confinement, or the offender may be supervised on an administrative basis only while restitution is paid. Some offenders are physically housed at the Delaware Psychiatric Center while in the custody of the DOC. This dataset provides a snapshot of the offender population in custody or under supervision at these various locations on the last day of each calendar month. A count of how many offenders by the year, month (snapshot of last day of month), county, type of institution, institution name, sentence type, gender, race, and ethnicity can be produced by selecting the desired variable in each category. Questions about offender data can be directed to the DOC’s Planning & Research Unit. Instructions for submitting a data request can be found here: http://www.doc.delaware.gov/datarequests.shtml. The DOC’s annual reports (http://www.doc.delaware.gov/annualReport.shtml) also contain a variety of information and data.
A listing of acronyms often used in state and federal activities in Delaware. Suggestions for new acronyms to be included in this dataset can be provided by contacting the Dataset Owner at the link within the metadata page.
The number of Division of Family Services reports called into the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. The number of reports screened in to initiate a DFS investigation. The number of investigations founded for child abuse and neglect. Note: Numbers are duplicative - a family may have had more than one report that was investigated. The Division conducts Civil investigations. The standard of proof is a preponderance of evidence.
More information can be obtained in the DSCYF Parent Handbook: http://kids.delaware.gov/pdfs/fs-ParentHandbook-English-2015.pdf