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2004 Florida Statutes

Delivery of Family Builders Program services.
Section 39.315, Florida Statutes 2004

39.315  Delivery of Family Builders Program services.--Family Builders Program services delivered to eligible families must be provided in accordance with the following requirements:

(1)  Each Family Builders Program caseworker, whether employed by the department or a contractor providing family preservation services, may provide intensive services to a maximum of six families.

(2)  Each family will receive intensive family preservation services for up to 4 months. Upon termination of family preservation services, the caseworker shall close the case for further action or refer the family for other appropriate services.

(3)  Family Builders Program services will normally be provided in the family's own home and community consistent with the needs of family members. Caseworkers shall be available by telephone and on call for visits to families at all times including evenings and weekends during the period of service to each family.

(4)  Within the first week of initiating family preservation services, and after thorough consultation with the family receiving such services, the family preservation caseworker shall develop a family preservation plan which shall clearly state the specific goals and priorities, tasks, and approaches to be used to reach these goals, and the estimated timeframes for when these goals will be reached.

History.--s. 7, ch. 90-182; s. 70, ch. 90-306; s. 8, ch. 91-183; s. 51, ch. 98-403.

Note.--Former s. 415.519.