On June 1, 2022, the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) unveiled its new child welfare dashboard showing publicly available information on Child Protective Services (CPS). The dashboard reports placements, referrals, and workloads. DHHR will update the dashboard monthly. The state intends to use the dashboard as a public accountability measure. Placements According to the dashboard, there are currently 6,654 children in the state’s foster care system. More than half are in a kinship placement with a relative. About 34% are in a certified kinship care placement, and 21% are placed with a . . .