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Handbook 4: Case Planning and Case Management Services
4-5  Family Finding Resources

 

Case Planning and Case Management Services
4-5  Family Finding Resources
Reference Points
Overview
Services the Receiving, Assessment and Intake Center provide
Referral Process 


Reference Points
Effective Date: 11/9/10
Last Updated: 8/12/13
 Legal Basis:
 Non CWS/CMS Forms:
MS Word Request for location services (SCZ659)
 CWS/CMS Forms:
bullet Client Management Section: Family Finding Efforts
bullet Service Management Section: Contact Notes


Overview  

Using Internet search technology, identified individuals are contacted and introduced to the idea of establishing or reestablishing a relationship with a child, with a goal of their becoming a permanent home for or making a life-long permanent connection with the child.

 

Children living in out-of-home care are more likely to have positive life outcomes when they have meaningful connections with people who feel close to them, are able to provide encouragement, and are likely to support them into adulthood.  Improved self-esteem, positive  behaviorial changes, and educational success are just some of the ways in which children benefit when connections are established or reestablished with relatives and others who have been significant in the their lives.  Additionally, culture, traditions, and language are supported and maintained. These connections are especially important in helping youth transition to independence at the time a child is leaving the foster care system.

 

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Services the RAIC Staff Provide  

Receiving, Assessment and Intake Center social workers will be assigned a Request for Location Services (SCZ659) referral and will use the Accurint Lexis Nexis computer program to provide the requesting social worker information on the location of the relevant family member.

Please note: The RAIC staff does not complete due diligence searches for purposes of court.

For locating biological and alleged parents, social workers use the procedures in OPP Chapter 9-4 – Due Diligence Searches and Declarations for Locating Parents.   The RAIC staff does not complete due diligence searches for purposes of court.



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Referral Process Steps  
Step
Action
Who
1. Social Worker completes the Location Services form (SCZ659) and emails or faxes to the RAIC supervisor. Complete one form for each person to be located. 
Social Worker
2. The RAIC supervisor assigns the referral to one of the RAIC social workers and emails the requesting social worker that his/her request has been assigned.
RAIC Supervisor
3.

The RAIC social worker:

  •  Searches the person to be located with the Accurint Lexis   Nexis computer program.

Assigned RAIC

Social Worker

4.  When the results from the location search are received the RAIC social worker sends the results to the assigned social worker and emails the RAIC supervisor that the search has been completed
RAIC Social Worker
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Contacts  

Enrique Carbajal, Social Work Supervisor

Receiving, Assessment and Intake Center (RAIC)

725 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Tel: (408) 792-1862

Fax: (408) 938-4009

Email: Enrique.Carbajal@ssa.sccgov.org

 

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Other References  
PDF OPP 2-9: Intake at the Receiving, Assessment and Intake Center
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