(A) The Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) issues funding to counties to support the implementation of permanency roundtables in state fiscal years (SFY) 2014 and 2015. The permanency roundtable model is a structured professional case consultation developed by casey family programs to improve permanency outcomes for youth in the custody of a public children services agency (PCSA).
(B) ODJFS may issue reimbursement up to ten thousand dollars per county to support permanency roundtable implementation efforts. Counties eligible for this funding are those participating in Ohio's permanency roundtable pilot. ODJFS will notify counties in writing of their eligibility for funding.
(C) These funds consist of one hundred per cent state funds. ODJFS will notify counties if additional funding becomes available.
(D) Permanency roundtable activities:
ODJFS will reimburse PCSAs up to each county's identified maximum reimbursement amount, when any of the following permanency roundtable activities are complete:
(1) Permanency values training;
(2) Permanency roundtables skills training;
(3) Youth-centered roundtables training;
(4) Planning and hosting a permanency values training for community partners or stakeholders;
(5) Implementation of the county's initial wave of permanency roundtables;
(6) Implementation of the county's initial wave of youth-centered roundtables;
(7) Specific evaluation activities;
(8) Participation in information dissemination activities; and
(9) Other activities pre-approved by ODJFS that support permanency roundtable implementation.
(E) PCSAs will receive reimbursement when both of the following occur:
(1) The PCSA submits and obtains approval of an invoice based on unit costs for reimbursement to ODJFS, office of families and children; and
(F) PCSAs are expected to reinvest permanency roundtable funds to support future permanency-focused programming and services to children and families.