The department of job and family services may establish a statewide program of kinship care navigators to assist kinship caregivers who are seeking information regarding, or assistance obtaining, services and benefits available at the state and local level that address the needs of those caregivers residing in each county. The program shall provide to kinship caregivers information and referral services and assistance obtaining support services including the following:
(A) Publicly funded child care;
(B) Respite care;
(C) Training related to caring for special needs children;
(D) A toll-free telephone number that may be called to obtain basic information about the rights of, and services available to, kinship caregivers;
(E) Legal services.
Effective Date: 06-06-2001; 05-18-2005