9 CRR-NY 182-2.2NY-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 182. RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH REGULATIONS
SUBPART 182-2. RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH REGULATIONS FOR TRANSITIONAL INDEPENDENT LIVING SUPPORT PROGRAMS
9 CRR-NY 182-2.2
9 CRR-NY 182-2.2
182-2.2 Definitions.
For the purposes of this Subpart the term:
(a) Applicant shall mean a municipality, agency, or other duly incorporated organization requesting to operate a transitional independent living support program.
(b) Approval shall mean that a proposed non-residential program is found to be in compliance with the requirements of this Subpart after submission to the office by the municipality as part of its comprehensive plan.
(c) Transitional independent living support program shall mean:
(1) any non-residential program approved by the office after submission by the municipality, as part of its comprehensive plan that provides supportive services to enable homeless youth to progress from crisis care and transitional care to independent living, in accordance with applicable regulations of the office, or
(2) any residential program established and operated to provide supportive services in accordance with the regulations of the office to enable homeless youth to progress from crisis care and transitional care to independent living; provided however, that such a residential facility may serve homeless youth under the age of 16 only when authorized under the applicable municipality’s approved comprehensive plan and the municipality provides, through its runaway and homeless youth service coordinator or other designee, written notice, within 60 days, to the office of the circumstances that made the provision of such shelter necessary, efforts made by the program to find suitable alternative living arrangements for such youth, and the outcome of such efforts.
(d) Capital improvements shall mean additions or modifications to buildings and real property which are required for compliance with the provisions of this Subpart.
(e) Case management shall mean the assessment and identification of client needs; the identification of available resources to meet client needs; the coordination, monitoring and evaluation of services for each client; and advocacy for a client to ensure that services and resources are accessible and provided.
(f) Certification shall mean the issuance of written authority by the division to an agency to operate a residential facility in compliance with all requirements of this Subpart.
(g) County youth bureau shall mean an agency created by a county, and responsible to the chief executive officer thereof, for the purpose of planning, coordinating and supplementing the activities of public, private or religious agencies devoted in whole or in part to the well-being and protection of youth.
(h) Department shall mean the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, which has succeeded the New York State Department of Social Services.
(i) Division shall mean the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, which has succeeded the New York State Division for Youth.
(j) Group residence shall mean a residential facility, operated for a maximum of 20 youth, which provides an environment that encourages the development and practice of independent living skills.
(k) Homeless youth shall mean:
(1) a person under the age of 18 who is in need of services and is without a place of shelter where supervision and care are available; or
(2) a person who is under the age of 21 but at least 18 and who is in need of services and is without a place of shelter; or
(3) a homeless young adult as defined under this Subpart when a municipality’s approved comprehensive plan authorizes that services pursuant to article 19-H of the Executive Law be provided to such individuals.
(l) In-kind services shall mean services or items which may be included by the county as part of its reimbursable expenditures for runaway and homeless youth programs.
(m) Non-residential program shall mean a program operated to provide support services, exclusive of shelter, to homeless youth which is approved by the Division for Youth after submission by the county youth bureau as part of its comprehensive plan.
(n) Residential facility shall mean a group residence or a supported residence.
(o) Residential program shall mean a residential facility operated to provide both shelter and support services to homeless youth which is certified by the office.
(p) Runaway and homeless youth service coordinator shall mean any person designated by a county whose duties shall include, but shall not be limited to, answering inquiries at any time concerning transportation, shelter and other services available to a runaway and homeless youth.
(q) Supported residence shall mean a residential facility operated for a maximum of five youth of the same gender which provides an environment that approximates actual independent living.
(r) Office shall mean the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.
(s) Homeless young adult shall mean a person who is age 24 or younger but is at least age 21 and who is in need of services and is without a place of shelter.
9 CRR-NY 182-2.2
Current through March 15, 2021
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