New Jersey Statutes - Title 30 Institutions and Agencies - 30:4C-71 Contents of plan.
6. The plan shall:
a. Assess current policies and activities of all divisions in the Department of Children and Families in the implementation of the individualized, appropriate child and family driven care system;
b. Assess the implementation of the policies and procedures of the Case Assessment Resource Teams (CARTs) and the County Inter-Agency Coordinating Councils (CIACCs) sanctioned by the Department of Children and Families to be certain, among other things, that a family using the services is a full participant in the CART/CIACC process;
c. Be consistent with principles set forth in section 7 of this act;
d. Set forth specific timelines and procedures for the implementation of new policies and practices that shall be undertaken to develop a system of care which is integrated across divisional and departmental lines;
e. Specify the role and function of the CARTs and CIACCs in developing the individualized, appropriate child and family driven care system;
f. Recommend departmental or divisional organizational changes required to execute the system of care;
g. Specify the interdepartmental amounts and sources of financial resources required to implement and maintain a coordinated system of care;
h. Develop a mechanism to guarantee that savings accrued through implementation of this plan be applied to community-based children's services;
i. Identify funding mechanisms compatible with individual county needs to carry out the purposes of this act;
j. Develop a system to monitor and evaluate the outcomes for children with special emotional needs who have received community-based services as a result of the implementation of an individualized, appropriate child and family driven care system;
k. Develop an independent evaluation mechanism to report at least quarterly, which is designed to enhance and evaluate the CART/CIACC inter-agency system at both the local and Statewide levels;
l. Describe all services, both public and private, including rehabilitation services, vocational services, substance abuse services, housing services, educational services, medical and dental care to be provided by local school systems under the "Education of the Handicapped Act," (20 U.S.C. s.1401 et seq.); and
m. Describe how parents will be involved in the development of the plan and how the plan will insure their full participation in the CART/CIAAC process.
L.1992, c.111, s.6; amended 2006, c.47, s.146.
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