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340:10-19-9. Title IV-A/EA Emergency Family Services (EFS)

Revised 5-1-00


(a) EFS are services to families provided by the Division of Children and Family Services or the Office of Juvenile Affairs in which immediate action is necessary to avoid placement of a child in out-of-home care or to assist in reuniting a child with his or her family when in an out-of-home placement. Situations which can determine a need for emergency assistance are:

  • (1) abuse, neglect, or abandonment of a child(ren);

  • (2) parents' inability to provide adequate care;

  • (3) delinquent or In Need of Supervision referral;

  • (4) a juvenile petition; or

  • (5) reunification. The child(ren) is currently in custody with a case plan to return home within six months.

(b) EFS include:

  • (1) home-based services;

  • (2) day treatment;

  • (3) wrap-around services;

  • (4) substance abuse services;

  • (5) education and vocational services;

  • (6) independent living services;

  • (7) information and referral;

  • (8) counseling;

  • (9) foster care;

  • (10) emergency shelter;

  • (11) child care;

  • (12) legal services;

  • (13) parenting education and training, in-home or out-of-home;

  • (14) medical services;

  • (15) respite care;

  • (16) clothing;

  • (17) diagnostic and evaluation services; or

  • (18) cash assistance necessary to meet or prevent the emergency crisis.

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