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10-OCFS-INF-09: Guidelines for Casework Contacts with Parents or Relatives by Parent Advocates
The purpose of this Informational Letter (INF) is to advise local departments of social services (LDSS) and voluntary authorized agencies of newly promulgated amendments to 18 NYCRR 441.2 and 441.21 regarding casework contact standards, which became effective on August 11, 2010. The regulatory amendments add a definition of parent advocate, and expand the category of individuals that a social services district or a voluntary authorized agency can utilize to complete the casework contact requirements with parents or relatives of children currently in foster care to include parent advocates, under certain circumstances. This INF also provides guidance and best practice recommendations regarding the use of parent advocates to make casework contacts that meet the regulatory requirements.


Created: 8/30/2010