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File #: 20-335    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/23/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the San Mateo County Human Services Agency Director to enter into an agreement with the California Department of Social Services in association with the Resource Family Approval program, for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, in the amount of $108,040.
Attachments: 1. 20200519_r_CDSS RFA program, 2. 20200519_a_CDSS RFA program, 3. Supporting Document
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Memorandum of Understanding with California Department of Social Services for the Resource Family Approval Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the San Mateo County Human Services Agency Director to enter into an agreement with the California Department of Social Services in association with the Resource Family Approval program, for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, in the amount of $108,040.

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BACKGROUND:
The Resource Family Approval (RFA) program was created to provide a unified, family-friendly, and child-centered process to replace the multiple processes for licensing foster homes, approving relatives and nonrelative extended family members as foster care providers, and approving adoptive families. It establishes a single set of standards for approval which promotes the safety, permanence, and well-being of children who have been victims of child abuse and neglect, reduces the use of congregate care placement settings, and decreases the length of time for each child to obtain permanency. Pursuant to Government Code Section 30029.7, subdivision (a)(3), the County and the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) may enter into an agreement for CDSS to provide services or activities related to RFA. The County and CDSS have identified certain services or activities to be provided by CDSS in order to expedite the delivery of services to children and nonminor dependents who reside or may reside in a resource family home.

DISCUSSION:
This agreement, developed by CDSS, details the respective responsibilities of CDSS and San Mateo County in the provision of services associated with the Children & Family Services' RFA program. This includes family evaluations, complaint investigations, home health and safety assessments, legal consultation and leg...

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