Family Reunification

Family Reunification (FR) provides time-limited intervention and support services to parents and to children who have been removed from the home to make the family environment safe for the child to return.  A reunification plan is agreed to by the parents and the FR Social Worker.  Services are made available to parents that can include counseling, emergency shelter care, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence intervention, and parent education.  These services are limited to 6 to 12 months, depending on the age of the child, but may be extended if there is substantial probability that with continued services the child will be able to return home.   The reunification plan must be satisfactorily fulfilled for the children to be returned home.