5103.051 Community engagement plan.

(A) Each private child placing agency, private noncustodial agency, public children services agency, or superintendent of a county or district children's home shall establish a community engagement plan in accordance with rules adopted under division (B) of this section for each residential facility the agency, entity, or superintendent operates.


(1) The department of job and family services shall adopt rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code that establish the following:

(a) The contents of a community engagement plan to be established under division (A) of this section that includes the following:

(i) Protocols for the community in which a residential facility is located to communicate concerns or other pertinent information directly to the agency or entity;

(ii) Protocols for the agency or entity in responding to a communication made under division (B)(1)(a)(i) of this section.

(b) Orientation procedures for training residential facility staff on the implementation of the community engagement plan established under division (A) of this section and procedures for responding to incidents involving a child at the facility and neighbors or the police.

(2) The department shall file initial rules adopted under division (B)(1) of this section within ninety days after the effective date of this section.

Added by 130th General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 483, §101.01, eff. 9/15/2014.