are an important part of the justice system, so we are pleased that the Government of Alberta is taking steps to improve them.
There are two main forms of group care -- residential treatment centers like Children's Village which accommodate children with serious emotional or behavioral problems, and group homes
housing other children for whom no foster family can be found.
NLC is seeking this clarification due to federal court decisions which have ruled that group homes
housing youth who are under juvenile detention and under 18 with institutional guardians are equivalent to a family and must be accorded familial status protections under federal fair housing laws.
A group home
can operate with just a state license if six residents or fewer are living at the home and medical and psychological services are not being provided.
In addition to numerous audit findings, Casey's audit report offers 47 recommendations to improve the Ridge administration's oversight of group homes
and, ultimately, the quality of care provided to group home
residents across Pennsylvania.
Clark asked the Subcommittee's members to "try to emphatize with me for a moment about the anguish I feel when, as a local legislator, I can't have input in a matter so central to families and communities as the siting of group homes
Fitch expects BCC's operating performance to improve from current levels as occupancy at the West Virginia residential group homes
is expected to reach 95% within 90 days.
County officials and child advocates acknowledge that reforms are needed to overhaul the way the county contracts with group homes
and the foster family agencies that recruit foster parents and oversee children's care.
Since the 1970s, group homes
have been an increasingly popular way to provide housing and support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The amended rules implement requirements that protect children's funds and personal property, require that group homes
comply with the Smoke Free Illinois Act and other safety legislation, and clarify language that protects and supervises children.
At that time, we had far too many children in foster care, too many foster children in group homes
and too few foster parents.
Angela's House, which operates group homes
for medically frail children with severe disabilities, is using the LIREG donation to fund initial construction of a group home
in Stony Brook, it's third facility.