2007 Session

Budget Amendments - SB750 (Committee Approved)

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Plan to Expand Healthy Families Initiatives (language only)

Item 338 #1s

Item 338 #1s

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 369, line 42, after "H.", insert "1."
Page 369, after line 55, insert:
"2.  The Department of Social Services, in collaboration with Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, shall develop a plan for increasing the capacity of the Healthy Families Virginia program to serve more families and report on which communities are prepared to expand their services.  The Department shall review the findings of the Hampton Healthy Families Partnership Benchmark Study and recommend strategies that other communities may adopt to further reduce child abuse and neglect.  The department shall also report on the costs associated with implementing this plan.  The department shall report its findings no later than October 1, 2007 to the Governor, the Secretary of Health and Human Resources, and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees."

(This amendment requires the Department of Social Services to work with Prevent Child Abuse Virginia to develop a plan to increase the capacity of healthy families programs, report on which communities are prepared to expand their services, and estimate the cost of implementing this expansion.)