Family Support Services
Court Ordered Family Reunification ServicesCourt-ordered Family-Reunification services provide time-limited services to families whose children cannot remain safely in the home and have been placed by the Juvenile Court in foster care. The goal of reunification is to help the family correct the concerns so children can be returned to their care and custody. A service plan is developed by Child Welfare Services (CWS) with the family to assist them in meeting specific criteria to assure their ability to safely and appropriately care for their children.
Casework services are directed toward planning, placement, and continuing supervision of the children who are placed in the care of county-licensed foster homes, homes of relatives, state-licensed family homes, group homes and residential treatment centers.
Court Ordered Family Maintenance Services
Court-ordered Family Maintenance provides time-limited services to children who can safely stay in their own homes while their parent(s) receive services. Families are eligible for up to 12 months of Family Maintenance services if it is determined the children can remain safely in their home while these services are being provided. Services may be extended under certain circumstances if the family is willing to work on correcting the problems that brought the family to the attention of Child Welfare Services in the first place.