2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Conference Report)

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SB 1339 Improvements to the Foster Care System

Item 339 #1c

Item 339 #1c

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $1,581,141 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $1,223,926 NGF
FY2019 0.00 FY2020 18.00 FTE

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(This amendment provides $1.6 million from the general fund and $1.2 million from nongeneral funds and 18 positions to fund the Joint Legislative Audit Review Commission (JLARC) recommendations for improving the foster care system pursuant to Senate Bill 1339. This funding: (i) establishes a Director of Foster Care Health and Safety; (ii) adds 10 additional regional foster care staff in the Department of Social Services; (iii) funds a regional project manager; (iv) provides funds for a compliance dashboard (data analyst for support) and complaint hotline; (v) funds a minimum caseload standard of 15 cases per worker; and (vi) adds five positions for monitoring foster care services. It is the intent of the General Assembly that in the enrolling of this act, funding included in this item shall be allocated among appropriate items within the Department of Social Services.)