48000038 - Services for Children and Families

Account Description FY2011
4800-0038 Services for Children and Families
For guardianship, foster care, adoption, family preservation, and kinship services provided by the department of children and families; provided, that services funded through this item shall include shelter services, substance abuse treatment, young parent programs, parent aides, education and counseling services, foster care, adoption and guardianship subsidies, tiered reimbursements used to promote the foster care placement of children with special medical and social needs, assessment of the appropriateness of adoption for children in the care of the department for more than 12 months, protective services provided by partnership agencies, targeted recruitment and retention of foster families, respite care services, post-adoption services, support services for foster, kinship and adoptive families and juvenile firesetter programs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a contract with Julie's Family Learning Program, Inc. in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that the regional offices shall work with the contracted entities for children placed in the intensive foster care system and with the receiving communities of these children to ensure all necessary services are provided; provided further, that funding shall be expended on children's advocacy centers, services for child victims of sexual abuse and assault; provided further, that funds may be expended on programs that received funding in fiscal year 2011; provided further, that funding may be expended on supervised visitation programs; and, provided further, that a children's advocacy center shall be established in Bristol County
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