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Section 409.802, Florida Statutes 2007

409.802  Provisions of Family Policy Act.--In order to accomplish the goal of the Family Policy Act, the Legislature shall seek to provide to all families of this state the following:

(1)  Access to safe, affordable housing.

(2)  A safe and nurturing environment which will preserve a sense of personal and family dignity.

(3)  Adequate nutrition, shelter, and clothing.

(4)  Effective treatment to address physical, social, and emotional needs, regardless of geographical location.

(5)  Protection from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

(6)  Equal opportunity and access to quality and effective education which will meet the individual needs of each family member and which will mobilize family strengths into effective educational action through a comprehensive partnership of the family, school, and community that reinforces and enhances family skills and parental responsibility, reinforces a caring environment, and, where feasible, utilizes the school facility as a center for community activity.

(7)  Equal opportunity and access to recreation and other community resources to develop individual abilities and to enhance family unity.

(8)  Opportunity for full-time employment for those family members able to work, at a wage sufficient to maintain family independence.

(9)  Opportunity for economic independence both for adult family members who are disabled and unable to work and for elderly family members.

History.--s. 2, ch. 88-337; s. 124, ch. 94-209.