§49-2D-9. Development of home-based family preservation services.
The department is authorized to use appropriate state,
federal, and/or private funds within its budget for the provision
of family preservation and reunification services. Appropriated
state funding made available through capture of additional federal
funds shall be utilized to provide family preservation and
reunification services as described in this article. Costs of
providing home-based services described in this article shall not
exceed the costs of out-of-home care which would be incurred
otherwise. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this article to
the contrary, it is the intent of this legislation to permit the
department to establish a pilot program in FY90 to serve 200
families. The department is vested with discretion to select
target populations using geographical or other criteria it deems
The department shall report back to the Legislature by the
thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine hundred ninety, on
the feasibility of using funds currently earmarked for the
placement of children for the intervention and what additional
amounts may be needed to fully implement this article.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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