Nev. Admin. Code § 432B.050 - Plans submitted pursuant to NRS 432B.395: Time for submission; contents

A plan submitted pursuant to NRS 432B.395 must be submitted by May 1 of each year and must:

1. Describe how the agency which provides child welfare services will establish and maintain effective programs of preventive and reunification services which include, but are not limited to, the following elements:
(a) An assessment of the safety of the child;
(b) An assessment of the need for services;
(c) A comprehensive plan for the provision of an adequate array and availability of preventive and reunification services;
(d) The provision of any required preventive and reunification services identified pursuant to paragraphs (a), (b) and (c);
(e) A structure for the delivery of services;
(f) Training for the personnel of the agency;
(g) Criteria for eligibility to obtain preventive and reunification services;
(h) Written guidelines, procedures and protocols; and
(i) A procedure for gathering and maintaining data, and providing data to the juvenile court.
2. Specify how the agency which provides child welfare services will ensure that it makes good faith efforts to:
(a) Prevent removal of the child from his home, including:
(1) A careful assessment of the familial situation, including an identification of the specific problems, if any, placing the child at imminent risk of serious harm, to determine the likelihood of protecting the child effectively in the home.
(2) Consideration of the specific problems of the child or family to determine whether any of the services available within the agency or in the community might effectively address those problems without removal of the child.
(3) Consideration of alternative ways of addressing the family's needs, that would enable the child to be protected without removal, when the services regularly provided by the agency appear unlikely to meet the family's needs, or when waiting lists for those services are too long to prevent removal of the child.
(4) Notice to the family concerning the services available within the agency and in the community that might address the problems of the family or child.
(5) An offer to the family to provide those services the agency considers most likely to address the problems identified as creating the risk of removal of the child.
(6) An opportunity for the family to request other services not offered by the agency that the family believes might mitigate the risk of removal.
(7) A mechanism for the child or family to seek a review of the agency's failure to provide the assistance or services the family believes would eliminate the need for removal of the child.
(b) Reunify the family, including the efforts required by paragraph (a) and the:
(1) Development of an appropriate case plan.
(2) Establishment of an appropriate schedule for visitation and other measures to ensure visitation is facilitated and actually occurs.
3. Describe how the agency which provides child welfare services will ensure compliance with NRS 432B.540.


Nev. Admin. Code § 432B.050
Welfare Div., Standards for Child Protective Services part Art. VII, eff. 10-7-88-NAC A by Div. of Child & Fam. Services by R045-02, 7-23-2002

NRS 432B.190, 432B.395

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