The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 33 : Human Services
Chapter 010 : REACH FIRST
Subchapter 001 : ELIGIBILITY AND ASSISTANCE(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 1006)
§ 1006. Case management; family development plans; coordinated services
(a) If a family needs or requests in-depth assessment and ongoing services, the Commissioner shall provide all Reach First services to these participating families through a case management model. The case manager, with the full involvement of the family, shall recommend, and the Commissioner shall establish and modify as necessary, a family development plan for each participating family in need of ongoing services, with a right of appeal as provided by section 1132 of this title. A case manager shall be assigned to each participating family as soon as the family is determined to be eligible for this program and in need of services.
(b) The family development plan shall include:
(1) Each parent or caretaker’s employment goal.
(2) An assessment of each parent or caretaker’s strengths and barriers. The initial assessment shall include a literacy evaluation followed by a referral to an appropriate resource or program.
(3) An identification of the services, supports, and accommodations needed to overcome any barriers, to enable the family to achieve self-sufficiency, and to fulfill each parent or caretaker’s personal and family responsibilities.
(4) An assignment of responsibilities, family development plan requirements, and activities among the case manager and family members, together with a time schedule for such responsibilities, requirements, and activities.
(c) The initial family development plan shall be completed within 30 days of the first meeting with the case manager. The case manager shall establish a schedule for periodic review of the family development plan.
(d) The Commissioner shall adopt rules, consistent with research on best practices, establishing maximum caseloads for case managers. (Added 2007, No. 30, § 1, eff. May 17, 2007.)