2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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SB 1339: Improvements to the Foster Care System

Item 339 #1s

Item 339 #1s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services FY2019 $0 FY2020 $1,843,751 GF
FY2019 $0 FY2020 $1,311,612 NGF
FY2019 0.00 FY2020 18.00 FTE

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(This amendment provides $1.8 million from the general fund and $1.3 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) funds five staff for temporary assistance or control of local foster care programs; (v) provides funds for a compliance dashboard (data analyst for support) and complaint hotline; (vi) funds a minimum caseload standard of 15 cases per worker; and (vii) adds five positions for monitoring foster care services.)