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(F) The PCSA shall complete the JFS 01400, 01402, 01419, or 01423 regarding the family of the alleged child victim/child subject of the report. For the purpose of completing the JFS 01400, 01402, 01419, or 01423 family includes all of the following individuals, as applicable: (1) Alleged child victim/child subject of the report. (2) Siblings of the alleged child victim/child subject of the report, including step or half siblings residing in the home. (3) Parent, guardian, custodian or caretaker residing in the home of the alleged child victim/child subject of the report. (4) Paramour of the custodial parent, guardian, custodian or caretaker residing in the home. (5) Children of the paramour residing in the home. (6) Other children residing in the home of whom the parent, guardian, custodian or caretaker has custody or guardianship. (7) A related or unrelated adult residing in the home having routine responsibility for care of the alleged child victim/child subject of the report and siblings. (G) If an order of shared parenting has been issued and there has not been a residential parent designated by the court, the PCSA shall complete the JFS 1400, 01402, 01419, or 01423 on the family members residing with the custodian who has physical care of the alleged child victim/child subject of the report at the time the incident occurred. (H) The PCSA shall complete the JFS 01400, 01402, 01419, or 01423 no later than forty-five days from the date the PCSA screened in the report. The PCSA may extend the time frame by a maximum of fifteen days if information needed to complete the JFS 01400, 01402, 01419, or 01423 cannot be obtained within forty-five days and the reasons are documented in the case record pursuant to rule 5101:2-36-11 of the Administrative Code

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Trumbull County
02-01-2019 (11:10am)
In 2015, when the visitation rules were last up for review, the PCSAO Rules Review Committee recommended modifications to Family Assessment, the Case Review, and the SAR to address the federal visitation requirements. After talking about this issue on-and-off for almost four years, and serving as a CFSR county, TCCS still support the Committee’s recommendations. The Committee proposed the use of the CAPMIS Family Assessment tool JFS 01400, as it was designed, to review safety, harm and risk for youth. This assessment process already requires the individuals listed in the ODJFS proposed changes to be involved in the assessment. The committee recommended that during the completion of the Family Assessment a determination be made as to what parties are necessary to be involved in case planning and thus require monthly visits. This would include adults and youth identified as compromising the safety of the children in the home or stability in family functioning. To ensure that there is continued review of the necessary parties to involve in case planning, the Committee also recommended that the parties will be re-assessed at the Case Review and at the SAR. Consequently, in addition to this rule, revisions would also have to be made to 5101:2-38-09, PCSA requirements for completing the case review, and 5101:2-38-10, Requirements for completing the semiannual administrative review. To help conceptualize their proposal, the PCSAO Rule Review Committee developed draft rule language for this rule, 5101:2-38-09, and 5101:2-38-10, which would still be available upon request. These proposed changes would ensure that there will be a review every 90 day and that parties will be added to the Case Plan based on risk and safety; and provide clear expectations for regular, ongoing assessment of parties to the case plan and result in strengthened visitation compliance as well. Allowing Ohio to comply with federal expectations regarding assessment, case planning and visitation by using these existing assessments and reviews to assure safety while making every family visit meaningful.
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