9 CRR-NY 165-1.3NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 9. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT
SUBTITLE E. OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES
PART 165. ADMINISTRATION OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
SUBPART 165-1. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
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165-1.3 Comprehensive plans for youth development programs.
(a) To be considered for youth development funding, each municipality must consult with its applicable municipal youth bureau to develop a written comprehensive plan for youth development programs including any documentation as may be required by the office, to be submitted in the manner and form and at such time as designated by the office in accordance with the provisions of section 420 of the Executive Law. As required by section 34-a of the Social Services Law, the comprehensive plan for youth development programs will be submitted as part of the county child and family services plan. The office may require municipalities to submit comprehensive plans for youth development programs through a variety of written documents rather than as a single document. The office may also require municipalities to submit certain information for the comprehensive plan for youth development programs through application forms, contract forms, administrative summaries, and/or other formats as determined by the office. The comprehensive plan for youth development programs, including all supporting documentation, is subject to the approval of the office.
(b) A municipality’s comprehensive plan for youth development programs shall:
(1) describe the need in the municipality for youth development programs, and specify, at a minimum, how the municipality will address the need for youth development in villages, towns, and cities that have a youth population of 20,000 or more persons;
(2) detail how the municipality will allocate the youth development funding that it receives, including an accounting of all the eligible entities within the municipality that will receive such funding, the youth development services that such entities will provide, and the amount of funding that each entity will receive;
(3) specify how the municipality will measure performance outcomes for services and programs covered under the plan;
(4) specify the projected performance outcomes for services and programs covered under the plan, including projected positive outcomes for youth who participate in the services and programs;
(5) provide information on the performance outcomes of services provided under the municipality’s most recent approved plan, including outcome-based measures that demonstrate the quality of services provided and the effectiveness of programs funded under the plan; and
(6) provide information regarding services for runaway and homeless youth in the municipality, as follows:
(i) for any municipality that chooses to submit a runaway and homeless youth plan pursuant to article 19-A of the Executive Law, such plan must be submitted as part of the comprehensive plan for youth development services and must be consistent with the goals and objectives therein including specifying whether the municipality, in relation to the residential programs included in its plan, opts to allow:
(a) runaway youth to remain in a certified residential runaway and homeless youth crisis services program for a period not to exceed 30 days, or for youth ages 14 years or older for a period of up to 60 days, from the date of admission where the filing of a petition pursuant to article 10 of the Family Court Act is not contemplated;
(b) runaway youth to remain in a certified residential runaway and homeless youth crisis services program for up to 60 days or for up to 120 days if the runaway youth and the parent, guardian or custodian agree in writing, without the filing of a petition pursuant to article 10 of the Family Court Act;
(c) runaway youth to remain in a certified residential runaway and homeless youth crisis services program beyond the applicable period chosen by the municipality under clause (a) of this subparagraph subject to the condition that, for each such youth, the municipality, through its runaway and homeless youth service coordinator or other specified designee, provides written notice, within 60 days, to the office of the circumstances that made the provision of shelter necessary, efforts made by the program to find suitable alternative living arrangements for such youth, and the outcome of such efforts.
(d) runaway youth to remain in a certified residential runaway and homeless youth crisis services program beyond the applicable period chosen by the municipality under clause (b) of this subparagraph subject to the condition that, for each such youth, the municipality, through its runaway and homeless youth service coordinator or other specified designee, provides written notice, within 60 days, to the office of the circumstances that made the provision of shelter necessary, efforts made by the program to find suitable alternative living arrangements for such youth, and the outcome of such efforts;
(e) homeless youth under the age of 16 to receive shelter in a residential transitional independent living support program subject to the condition that, for each such youth, the municipality provides, through its runaway and homeless youth service coordinator or other specified designee, written notice, within 60 days, to the office of the circumstances that made the provision of shelter necessary, efforts made by the program to find suitable alternative living arrangements for such youth, and the outcome of such efforts;
(f) homeless youth to remain in a transitional independent living support program for a period of up to 18 months, or for a period of up to 24 months;
(g) homeless youth who enter a transitional independent living support program under the age of 21 to continue to receive shelter services in such program beyond the period of time chosen by the municipality under clause (f) of this subparagraph subject to the condition that, for each such youth, the municipality provides, through its runaway and homeless youth service coordinator or other specified designee, written notice, within 60 days, to the office of the circumstances that made the provision of shelter necessary, efforts made by the program to find suitable alternative living arrangements for such youth, and the outcome of such efforts; and
(h) homeless young adults as defined in section 182-1.2(x) of this Title to receive all the services available to homeless youth;
(ii) for any municipality that does not submit a runaway and homeless youth plan, the municipality must provide an assessment of the need within the municipality for services to assist runaway and homeless youth and youth in need of crisis intervention or respite services.
(c)
(1) The office may approve all or part of a municipality’s comprehensive plan for youth development programs and any other supporting documentation and/or information submitted as part of the plan. If the office does not approve all or part of a municipality’s comprehensive plan for youth development programs or any other supporting documents, the municipality will have 60 days from receipt of the notification of disapproval to submit a revised plan or documents.
(2) If the office does not approve all or part of the municipality’s revised plan or supporting documents submitted within the 60 days, the office may withhold youth development funds until a plan is fully approved by the office.
(d) Amendments.
If a municipality wishes to modify its approved comprehensive plan for youth development programs or supporting documentation, the municipality must request the office to approve such amendment. Any such amendment will not be effective until approved by the office. Amendment requests must be made in the form and manner determined by the office.
(e) Requests for waivers.
A municipality may request the office to waive any non-statutory regulatory requirement relating to the content or timing of its comprehensive plan for youth development programs where the municipality believes that the requirement will impose an undue hardship or impede its ability to implement its county child and family services plan.
(f) Granting of waivers.
The office may waive any non-statutory regulatory requirements in this or any other section relating to the content and timing of comprehensive plans for youth development programs that it deems may impose an undue hardship or unreasonably impede the ability of a municipality to implement a county child and family services plan. The office may establish alternative requirements that the municipality must meet as a condition of being granted and maintaining a waiver.
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Current through December 31, 2020
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