Fingerprinting Requirement for Roommate of THP+FC Participant & Leasing Requirements

Q: We are seeking clarification about THP+FC.  We have a youth who worked with his THP+FC program to locate an apartment for himself.  The THP+FC program subsequently terminated him because his roommate did not pass a criminal background (DUI and an altercation).   Do THP+FC roommates (not an NMD or Dependent) need to be fingerprinted to reside with an NMD?

A; Yes, any individual (not an NMD or Dependent) living with the Non-Minor Dependents in THP+FC is required to be fingerprinted subject to a background clearance. This includes a THP-Plus participant who is participating in a program that provides both THP-Plus and THP+FC.

However, the failure of the roommate to pass the background check is not grounds to terminate the THP+FC participant. Additionally, THP+FC providers are required to own or directly lease the property in which the NMD lives.

In THP+FC, youth are not required to locate an apartment for themselves. This is the responsibility of the THP+FC program. This requirement is intended to protect against a number of circumstances, including the one you describe, where a youth is inappropriately discharged from the program.

Source: California Health and Safety Code 1559.110 &  THPP Regulation 86001

One thought on “Fingerprinting Requirement for Roommate of THP+FC Participant & Leasing Requirements

  1. Cynthia Lederle says:

    Interesting, since Environmental Alternatives providing, THP FC services has been allowing youth to go about and select their own apartments and even though they may help with the move in costs, the lease is in the NMD’s name and is not owned or leased by the provider. Maybe CCL should look into this because I believe it is happening in multiple counties.

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