2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Miller Y.
Kinship Care Program Study (language only)

Item 352 #2s

Item 352 #2s

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 348, after line 38, insert:
"J.  The Department of Social Services shall study the extent to which children in foster care are placed with relatives, the costs and sources of funds for kinship care, the current and future policy of the Commonwealth regarding kinship care, the characteristics of kinship caregivers and their households, conditions under which children enter kinship care, services provided to kinship caregivers and to birth parents, birth parents' access to their children in kinship care, and permanency plans for kinship care.  All agencies of the Commonwealth shall provide assistance to the Department of Social Services.  The Department should involve all stakeholders in the development of this study and report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than November 30, 2004."

(This amendment requires the Department of Social Services to complete a comprehensive study of kinship care.)