Case Planning for Families Involved With Child Welfare Agencies - New Hampshire

Date: April 2018

When Case Plans Are Required

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 170-G:4

A comprehensive service plan will be developed for each child and youth who is or would be served by the department in accordance with title IV-E of the Social Security Act.

Who May Participate in the Case Planning Process

Citation: Rev. Stat. § 170-G:4; N.H. Admin. Rules, He-C 6446.18

The Department of Health and Human Services shall develop the case plan.

In regulation: Foster parents shall have the opportunity to participate in the development of the case plan for children in care. Foster parents shall implement their portion of the case plan for the child in care and work cooperatively with department staff, the parents of the child in care, and service providers when implementing the case plan for the child.

Contents of a Case Plan

Citation: N.H. Admin. Rules, He-C 6339.03

The case plan is a written document prepared by the Division for Children, Youth and Families or the Division or Juvenile Justice Services that, pursuant to statute § 170-G:4(III), describes the service plan for the child and family and addresses outcomes, tasks, responsible parties, and timeframes for correcting problems that led to abuse, neglect, delinquency, or child in need of services (CHINS).