2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Spruill
Screening of TANF Recipients for Domestic Violence (language only)

Item 356 #6h

Item 356 #6h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 344, after line 31, insert:
"J.  The Department of Social Services shall implement a pilot program, in cooperation with six local agencies, that will provide universal screening of all applicants for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) to identify victims of domestic violence and notify TANF applicants of special programs and services available to domestic violence victims.  The pilot programs will include (i) training of  local social services workers on the identification and provision of services to domestic violence victims, (ii) implementation of services and employment plans for domestic violence victims, and (iv) provisions to publish related brochures and palm cards to assist victims obtain assistance."

(This amendment requires the Department of Social Services to implement six pilot projects to identify and serve TANF recipients who may be victims of domestic violence. Language also provides for the training of local social services workers, the implementation of services, and the publication of related materials including brochures and palm cards.)