When will CPS involve local community resources?

(1) CPS may use local community resources to respond to reports of abuse or neglect when the department's assessment of risk determines that a community response is in the best interest of the child and family.
(2) CPS may involve local community resources in the planning and provision of services to help remedy conditions that contribute to the abuse or neglect of children.
(3) CPS must have community based child protective teams (CPT) available for staffing and consultation regarding cases of child abuse or neglect. CPS must present cases for staffing with the CPT in accordance with executive order 95-04 and department procedures.
(4) There are special requirements for staffing Indian children cases with the local Indian child welfare advisory committee (WAC 388-70-600).
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.13.031, 74.04.050, and chapter 26.44 RCW. WSR 02-15-098 and 02-17-045, ยง 388-15-033, filed 7/16/02 and 8/14/02, effective 2/10/03.]
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