§ 22.2. Investing in Stronger Oklahoma Families Act--Purpose--Comprehensive strategic plan--Inf...
Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 10. Children
10 Okl.St.Ann. § 22.2
§ 22.2. Investing in Stronger Oklahoma Families Act--Purpose--Comprehensive strategic plan--Information database--Family resource assistance--Partnerships--Brochure
B. It is the intent of the Oklahoma Legislature in enacting the Investing in Stronger Oklahoma Families Act to provide assistance to guardians of children, adoptive parents and other “created families”, to assist such guardians, adoptive parents and families to assume permanent custody of children in need of safe and permanent homes, and to enhance family preservation and the stability of these homes.
C. For purposes of implementing the Investing in Stronger Oklahoma Families Act, the Department of Human Services shall collaborate with appropriate local, state and federal agencies and private entities to develop by December 31, 2001, a comprehensive strategic state plan for investing in stronger families.
1. Set a goal to annually increase the number of programs for “created families” which will increase safe and permanent homes for children who are not in the custody of the Department but unable to reside with their biological parents and encourage and preserve the adoption or guardianship of and other legal custody arrangements for such children;
E. As part of the development and implementation of the comprehensive strategic plan, the Department shall, as funds are available and using existing available state resources, develop an information database consisting of data on existing programs serving families who have taken on the responsibility of providing children with safe and permanent homes. In developing the information database, the Department shall coordinate with the Children's Coordinated Data System developed by the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth.
F. The Legislature hereby encourages the establishment of family resource assistance that links federal, state and local resources and programs and that creates collaborative and interorganizational partnerships between state governmental agencies and private and nonprofit entities and attorneys. Such agencies and private and nonprofit entities shall include, but not be limited to:
J. The Department shall, pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act,1 promulgate any rules necessary to implement the provisions of this section.
K. For purposes of the Investing in Stronger Oklahoma Families Act, the Department shall, from funds available, develop, publish, and distribute an informational brochure for guardians, adoptive parents and other created families who provide full-time care for children. The information provided under the program authorized by this section may include, but is not limited to, the following:
Laws 2001, c. 434, § 1, emerg. eff. June 8, 2001; Laws 2009, c. 233, § 4, emerg. eff. May 21, 2009.
Title 75, § 250 et seq.
10 Okl. St. Ann. § 22.2, OK ST T. 10 § 22.2
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 229 of the Second Regular Session of the 58th Legislature (2022). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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