Family Reunification (FR) provides time-limited
out-of-home placement to prevent further abuse and
neglect of the child.
Depending on age of the child, six to eighteen months of intensive services
are provided to the parents
to resolve the issues that brought them before the court.
The parents and social worker jointly develop the case plan which outlines
the specific intensive services needed by the family.
The court reviews each family's progress
every six months. When the parent's progress
has reduced or eliminated the risk to their children the court
shall order the child to be returned home.
Services include: parent education,
counseling, domestic abuse, substance
abuse treatment, transportation, visitation, housing, in-home
and placement for the child are among
the many services available.