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TITLE 40SOCIAL SERVICES AND ASSISTANCE
PART 19DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND PROTECTIVE SERVICES
CHAPTER 700CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER GSERVICES FOR FAMILIES
RULE §700.701Services to Families

(a) Definition. The Department of Family and Protective Services' (DFPS) Child Protective Services (CPS) Division provides family-based safety services and family reunification services for families. These services are provided to families and children to:

  (1) protect the children from abuse and neglect;

  (2) help the family reduce the risk of abuse or neglect; and

  (3) either:

    (A) avert the removal of the children from their home to protect them from abuse or neglect; or

    (B) make it possible for the children to return home and live there safely after DFPS has removed them and placed them in substitute care as specified in Subchapters K and M of this chapter (relating to Court-Related Services and Substitute-Care Placement Services).

(b) Criteria. CPS provides family-based safety services or family reunification services when:

  (1) a child in the family is at risk of abuse or neglect;

  (2) the family cannot reduce the risk of abuse or neglect without CPS assistance; and

  (3) CPS can provide or arrange for services to:

    (A) protect the child in the home or return the child home;

    (B) reduce the risk; and

    (C) enable the family to function effectively without CPS assistance in the future.

(c) Family-based safety services and family reunification services. CPS's family-based safety services and family reunification services include:

  (1) regular, moderate, and intensive family-based safety services; and

  (2) regular, early intensive, and intensive family reunification services.


Source Note: The provisions of this §700.701 adopted to be effective January 15, 1994, 18 TexReg 9200; amended to be effective May 1, 1998, 23 TexReg 3030; amended to be effective March 1, 2007, 32 TexReg 551

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