Foster care; DSS to establish and implement a collaborative local board placement program. (HB653)

Introduced By

Del. Will Wampler (R-Abingdon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Foster care; local boards of social services; collaborative placement program. Directs the Department of Social Services to establish and implement a collaborative local board placement program to increase kinship placements and the number of locally approved foster homes. The bill provides that such program shall require local boards of social services (local boards) to enter into partnership agreements with other local boards to work collaboratively to (i) facilitate approval of kinship foster parents through engagement, assessment, and training; (ii) increase the capacity of local boards to recruit, train, and develop foster parents; and (iii) expand the pool of available foster homes within and across the localities of such local boards. The bill also requires local boards, when placing a child, to seek placement with a foster family within the locality of the local board or a nearby locality through the collaborative local board placement program. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101454D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

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