Welcome to the Results Oriented Management (ROM) Project
The Results Oriented Management (ROM) project was established at the University Of Kansas School Of Social Welfare in 2004 to advance the informed usage of outcomes and services data that contributes to the continuous improvement of child welfare and related services for children, youth and families.
Child Welfare and other social service agencies make extraordinary investments in capturing client and other resource data. Our work is to put that data to use to inform practice at all levels, from administrators to caseworkers. We understand the transformative power of using data for achieving outcomes,meeting practice standards, managing caseloads and directingprogram operations.
We map agency data into an analytic longitudinal data model and prepare that data for use in reporting, ad hoc analysis, program evaluation, and research. Then we present that data in an in a user friendly web-based application with easy to read tables and charts, and provide different views of the data to promote greater understanding of strengths and challenges for targeting program improvements.
As part of a public university and well respected School of Social Welfare we:
- Value the use of research to inform our work;
- Use good measurement methodology for informing practice;
- Care about the appropriate use of data for decision making;
- Facilitate more in-depth research;
- Promote good practice principles and use of evidence-based practices;
- Understand the importance of using data to support practice from management to casework; and
- Engage in mutual learning with our agency stakeholders to enable better use of the data for quality improvement.
See the Mission and Vision statement of the School of Social Welfare.