Kinship Care Case Management & Support Services
When safety factors rise to the level in which a child is unable to safely remain in their home, then the Child Welfare Division may be granted custody of a child either through local law enforcement or a Magistrate/Judge. When children are placed out of their home, the Child Welfare Division makes every effort to find safe and appropriate relatives or extended family (also referred to as kin) in which to place the child. When this happens, a trained Senior Case Manager will work closely with the kinship provider to ensure the kinship home is safe. Examples of this include background checks, home inspections, and a home study. In addition, the Senior Case Manager will also work with the kinship provider to identify and ensure that any services and/or treatment needed for the child/ren and kinship family are put into place and monitored for progress.