(A) Pursuant to section 307.90 of Amended Substitute House Bill 110 of the 134th General Assembly, the purposes of the multi-system youth program and funding are to prevent custody relinquishment to the public children services agency (PCSA) solely for the purpose of a child obtaining needed treatment; support the care of children in the custody of a PCSA for congregate care; and to provide the services and supports necessary to ensure the child's successful transition from a congregate care facility following discharge.
(B) To support the components of the multi-system youth program for youth at risk of custody relinquishment, the Ohio department of job and family services (ODJFS) is to:
(1) State level program: two million each state fiscal year (SFY) will be dedicated to the administration of the state level multi system youth program. Three hundred sixteen thousand eight hundred dollars each fiscal year will go toward supporting the completion of the individual application process at the county level and the remaining funding will be transferred to the Ohio department of medicaid to assist local partners in securing needed services and supports for youth with multi-system needs;
(2) Family children first council shared services and sustainability planning: transfer five hundred thousand dollars in SFY 2022 and eight hundred thousand dollars in SFY 2023 to create, improve, and sustain effective collaborative, cross-system service delivery at the local family and children first council level;
(3) Training and technical assistance: transfer five hundred thousand dollars in each SFY to the Ohio family and children first council to support training and technical assistance needed for local infrastructure development;
(4) Wraparound training: at least two hundred thousand dollars in each state fiscal year is to be dedicated to build local family children first council capacity to implement the hi-fidelity care coordination model;
(5) Communities of support: one million five hundred thousand dollars in each SFY will be utilized to build grant support opportunities to provide level of care assessments and after care to multi system youth in residential facilities and to build community wrap around supports.
(6) PCSA support and relinquishment prevention: allocate twenty million dollars each SFY to the PCSAs in accordance with section 5101.14 of the Revised Code to support the care of children in the custody of a PCSA for congregate care; and to provide the services and supports necessary to ensure the child's successful transition from a congregate care facility following discharge; to prevent the relinquishment of custody to a PCSA for the sole purpose of the child obtaining access to needed treatment; and to support the care of children in congregate and non-congregate care settings who would be emancipating, but remain in custody due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
(a) Of these funds, the PCSAs are to designate a minimum of ten per cent in each state fiscal year of the formula-based allocation to work locally in accordance with section 307.110 of Amended Substitute House Bill 110 of the 134th General Assembly.
(b) The designated pooled funding is to support the provision of services to families and children to prevent the relinquishment of custody to a PCSA for the sole purpose of the child obtaining access to needed treatment.
(7) Environmental scan: dedicate three hundred thousand dollars in SFY 2022 to conduct a statewide environmental scan to develop the available practice models and best practices.
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