THP-Plus Foster Care implementation

Q: The Administration’s realignment trailer bill on was released last Friday and it appears to give county child welfare agencies the option as to whether to implement THP-Plus and THP-Plus Foster Care. Was THP-Plus Foster Care an option under AB 12 or was it required? How will this ultimately be determined?

A: Yes, language in the Administration’s trailer bill provides counties with the discretion to use funding provided for THP-Plus and THP-Plus Foster Care for other purposes (page 79). This is a change in the policy adopted by the California State Legislature in AB 12, which required counties to establish THP-Plus Foster Care as a placement option for non-minor dependents. The decision as to whether THP-Plus Foster Care is optional or required will be determined by the Legislature and the Administration as part of the passage of the Fiscal Year 2012-13 budget package.

2 thoughts on “THP-Plus Foster Care implementation

  1. Amber says:

    If a Minor wishes to try THP+ and things don’t go so well, can s/he choose to reopen his or her case? This was a source of contention at a recent meeting.

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