Apr 2022

Youth Agreement Requirements

When talking to an employee, the duration of your agreement is determined based on your needs and the program you are participating in. You can have more than one contract for a total of 48 months (4 years) of support. The purpose of this policy is to provide advice to child protection staff when voluntary placement agreements (VPAs) are required to place children or adolescents in care outside the home. VPAs are limited in time and are considered the least restrictive plan when placing children or adolescents. I. The local department identifies the services and support to be provided to young people through the use of the care plan and the transition plan. The services and support to be provided under Fostering Futures include, if necessary: 1. Young people progress in an educational or vocational program, have a job or follow a treatment or training program; and 9. That the young person accept the timely payment of housing allowances and other requirements deemed necessary due to the unique circumstances and needs of the young person related to a particular safety issue. 3. The youth`s consent to participate in the services and supports set out in the care plan and transition plan and that the services and supports must be made available to the youth no later than 30 days after the conclusion of the VCSSA. H.

The local department requests the juvenile court and the budget court to review the agreement and approve the juvenile`s case plan no later than 30 days after the execution of the VCSSA. B. Teens eligible for the Fostering Futures program are teens who (i) reach the age of 18 on or after July 1, 2016 and were in the care of a local Virginia Department of Human Services but have not yet reached the age of 21, including those who were placed in foster care under a warrant agreement, and (ii) are: 3. Case management services, including resources and services that must be made available to youth in order to achieve the individual goals of youth. All case plans are developed with youth and, at the youth`s choice, include up to two members of the case planning team selected by the youth. 1. The consent of young people to return voluntarily to foster families through self-confidence. L. The local department conducts annual credit checks for all foster teens who are 14 years of age or older. The local service helps a teenager resolve discrepancies in the youth`s credit report. The local department assists a foster teen over the age of 18 to obtain the teen`s annual credit report.

b. Any additional requirements set out in the VCSSA must relate to a particular youth`s need for safety. H. Local services help eligible young people apply for financial aid for education and work. Education and profession-specific sources of funding should be used before using other sources. 2. The requirement that the young person continue to meet any of the requirements listed in Subdivision B of this Division, and the young person`s consent to provide the local service with information related to the verification of compliance, progress or status, or otherwise consent to the local service receiving such information directly. A youth agreement is a legal agreement between you and the Department of Child and Family Development (MCFD) in case of extreme need. A thorough assessment of your situation will be carried out by your local MCFD office and, if necessary, we will work with your family to meet your needs. 5.

The youth`s consent to report changes to the employee, to be supervised by the local service, to live in a supervised and independent living environment, and to comply with program and admission requirements. One. The local ministry will look at a variety of options to help youth pay for housing on time, including reviewing the youth budget and helping youth manage the money and discussing the possibility of sending a portion of the support payment directly to the housing provider. J. The local ministry may issue a letter of intent to release youth from the Fostering Futures program due to significant violations of the VCSSA. If the local ministry believes that the youth is at risk of significantly violating the VCSSA, efforts should be made to actively involve the youth in understanding the effects of non-compliance and to promote youth compliance with the regulations. The local department informs the minor of the minor`s right to appeal the dismissal decision. Services and support provided to youth will continue for at least 30 days from the date of the complaint. J. Every six months, a monitoring of service plans is conducted for youth receiving independent housing services after the age of 18 to ensure effective service delivery.


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