DCF holding workshop on Extended Foster Care and PESS rules today

The new Independent Living Program went into effect on January 1, and since that time it’s been operating without administrative rules. That’s not for lack of effort to get rules passed. Good people have been working on this: a previous round of proposed rules, which were detailed and provided lots of support to youth and guidance to workers, was rejected by the governor’s office. This round of proposed rules does almost nothing except create the forms that have to be filled out and tells youth how to appeal the decision if they get cut.

The new proposed rules are here:

On each of those sites, click “View Notice” and it will open a Word Doc that contains the proposed rules.

The workshop is open to the public. If you want to participate, you need only call in: 1-888-670-3525 Code: 3148793079#.  EFC is 10:00-12:00 and PESS is 1:00-3:00.