The Use of Safety and Risk Assessment in Child Protection Cases - Virgin Islands

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Safety Assessment

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.

Safety Decisions and Safety Planning

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.

Risk Assessment

Citation: Ann. Code Tit. 5, § 2536

The Department of Social Welfare shall receive or arrange for the receipt of all reports of alleged child abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect and, within 24 hours of receiving the report, commence or cause to be commenced a thorough investigation of the report. The investigation shall include a determination of the risk to those children if they continue to remain in the home.

Family Strengths and Needs Assessment to Determine Service Needs

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.

Ongoing Assessment to Evaluate Progress on the Service Plan

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.

Assessment for Reunification and/or Case Closure

This issue is not addressed in the statutes and regulations reviewed.