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File #: 17-0019    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/20/2016 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/10/2017 Final action: 1/10/2017
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 005-2017, which increases the Social Services Social Worker I/II/III/IV personnel allocation by 1.0 full time equivalent to oversee and facilitate the Child and Family Team program; and 2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer Request increasing Child Welfare Services funding by $82,376 State General Fund, and $47,587 in Federal Funding; there are sufficient appropriations in Social Services Realignment contribution of $13,232 for a total amount of $143,195. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: Federal, State General Fund allocation and Social Services Realignment.
Attachments: 1. A - Personnel Alloc CRS - approved 1-10-17, 2. B - Personnel Alloc Resolution - SW 1-10-17, 3. C - Budget Transfer Request 1-10-17, 4. Executed Resolution 005-2017, 5. Executed Budget Transfer
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Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 005-2017, which increases the Social Services Social Worker I/II/III/IV personnel allocation by 1.0 full time equivalent to oversee and facilitate the Child and Family Team program; and
2) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer Request increasing Child Welfare Services funding by $82,376 State General Fund, and $47,587 in Federal Funding; there are sufficient appropriations in Social Services Realignment contribution of $13,232 for a total amount of $143,195. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: Federal, State General Fund allocation and Social Services Realignment.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board adopt and authorize the attached Resolution to increase the Social Services Social Worker I/II/III/IV personnel allocation by 1.0 full time equivalent (FTE), to oversee and facilitate the Child and Family Team program for Child Welfare Services.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
In October 2015, the Governor signed the Continuum of Care Reform (CCR) legislation, which will affect Child Welfare Services statewide. The intent of CCR is to have children and youth, who must live apart from their biological parents, live in a permanent home with a committed adult(s) who can meet their needs. The CCR changes also include, but are not limited to, providing services and support to children, youth, and their families, causing a reduction in reliance on congregate care, thereby increasing placements in home-based settings. Two of the CCR’s most fundamental principles include that child welfare services are most effective when delivered in the context of a family-centered environment for the child or youth.

This family-centered environment includes the establishment of a multidisciplinary Child and Family Team (CFT), which shares responsibility to assess, plan, inte...

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