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Expected Outcomes:



·      
All
children, who are referred due to being at a level of risk that is unacceptable
to the community, receive services.


·      
An
immediate response to every community concern about a child’s being abused,
neglected, or dependent


·      
Children
who are found to be abused or neglected are protected.


·      
Appropriate
and effective intervention with all referred families exhibiting
abusive/neglectful patterns of behavior


·      
Intervention
that protects the child, whether it be by providing the family with services or
by removal of the child, depending on the risk


·      
Effective
implementation of the services and supports that are necessary to ensure the
child’s safety


·      
Each
child receives what he or she needs even if the system makes that difficult.


·      
Permanent
family environments for all LCCS children whether with natural parents, kinship
families, or adoptive families that provide for their physical, emotional,
developmental, and cultural needs


·      
Thorough
investigation of all reports of alleged abuse and neglect, including physical,
emotional, and sexual aspects


·      
Assessment
of the child’s level of risk, using only culturally appropriate assessment
techniques and procedures





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