13.32A.030  <<  13.32A.040 >>   13.32A.045

Family reconciliation services.

(1) The department, or a designated contractor of the department, shall:
(a) Offer family reconciliation services to families or youth who are experiencing conflict and who may be in need of services upon request from the family or youth and subject to the availability of funding appropriated for this specific purpose; and
(b) Offer family reconciliation services to families or youth after receiving a report that a youth is away from a lawfully prescribed residence or home without parental permission under RCW 13.32A.082(1). If the family or youth is being served by the community support team created under RCW 43.330.726, the department or designated contractor of the department must:
(i) Still offer family reconciliation services; and
(ii) Coordinate with the community support team created in RCW 43.330.726.
(2) The department may involve a local multidisciplinary team in its response in determining the services to be provided and in providing those services. Such services shall be provided to alleviate personal or family situations which present a serious and imminent threat to the health or stability of the child or family and to maintain families intact wherever possible.


Short title1995 c 312: See note following RCW 13.32A.010.
Effective date1994 c 304: See note following RCW 28A.635.060.
Intent1990 c 276: See RCW 13.32A.015.
Conflict with federal requirementsSeverability1990 c 276: See notes following RCW 13.32A.020.
Severability1981 c 298: "If any provision of this act or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remainder of the act or the application of the provision to other persons or circumstances is not affected." [ 1981 c 298 § 20.]
Effective dateSeverability1979 c 155: See notes following RCW 13.04.011.
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