Posted: December 4th, 2020
Please note: Rule is being posted be posted for pre-clearance review/comment for a 30 day period; starting December 4, 2020 and ending January 2, 2021.
This rule package is being created in accordance with the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, ACYF-CB-PI-18-09, and Public Law 115-123, Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), changes were made to Title IV-B and IV-E of the Social Security Act, enacted February 9, 2018 which authorized new optional Title IV-E funding for prevention services for mental health/substance abuse and in-home parent skill-based programs for: (1) a child who is a candidate for foster care, (2) pregnant/parenting foster youth, and (3) the parent/kin caregiver of those children and youth as defined in sections 475(13), 471(e), 474(a)(6) and 475(13) of the Act. Rules are being created to instruct Title IV-E agencies on the implementation of the Title IV-E prevention program requirements. The rules will be effective October 1, 2021.
Rule 5101:2-45-02 Title IV-E candidate for prevention services program eligibility outlines the requirements and program components set forth for Title IV-E agencies eligibility criteria for prevention services candidacy who has a screened in report, not in the legal responsibility for the care and placement/custody of a Title IV-E agency, at imminent risk of removal and meets at least one of the eligibility program components (1) open in-home case, (2) infants with an adequate plan of safe care in accordance with Comprehensive Addition and Recovery Act (CARA), (3) siblings and other children in the home, (4) siblings and other children of a child who has experienced a screened in fatality or near fatality and an assessment of safety and risk with identified concerns, (5) children who have discharged from a Title IV-E agencyâ€™s legal responsibility for the care and placement/ custody and achieved permanency, (6) children recently adopted within the last twelve months and assessed with risk and safety concerns, (7) children at-risk of adoption dissolution, or (8) pregnant or parenting youth in foster care.