42 U.S. Code § 12332 - Definitions
The term “community referral services” means services to assist families in obtaining community resources, including health care, mental health care, employability development and job training, and other social services.
The term “follow up services” means services provided to ensure that necessary services are received by families and are effective in meeting their needs.
The term “independent State body” means the entity established under section 12336 of this title.
The term “lead agency” means an existing State agency, or other public or nonprofit private entity designated by the chief executive officer of the State as the agency responsible for the development and implementation of local family resource and support programs. Such agency shall have demonstrated ability to work with other State and community based agencies, to provide training and technical assistance, and shall also have a commitment to parental participation in the design and administration of family resource and support programs.
The term “outreach services” means services provided to ensure (through home visits or other methods) that parents are aware of and able to participate in family resource and support program activities.