Case Planning for Families Involved With Child Welfare Agencies - Virgin Islands

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When Case Plans Are Required

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 5, § 2536; Code of Rules 05-201-000, § 2506-31

A plan for rehabilitative or ameliorative treatment shall be prepared within 90 days of receipt of the initial report of alleged child abuse or neglect.

In regulation: When necessary in the best interests of the child, the agency will suggest a plan for the child's care and recommend that the court place the child in the custody of the Department of Social Welfare.

Who May Participate in the Case Planning Process

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 5, § 2536

The Department of Social Welfare shall prepare the plan.

Contents of a Case Plan

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 5, § 2536; Code of Rules 05-201-000, § 2506-31

The plan shall include services offered, accepted, or refused and the present status of the case.

In regulation: The plan may include placement of the child in his or her own home under close agency supervision, placement in a foster home, or placement in any children's institutions that may exist.