2010 Arkansas Code
Title 9 - Family Law
Subtitle 1 - General Provisions
Chapter 5 - Arkansas Child Safety Center Act
§ 9-5-107 - Program requirements.

9-5-107. Program requirements.

Each child safety center shall:

(1) Provide a comfortable, private, child-friendly setting that is both physically and psychologically safe for diverse populations of children and their families;

(2) Be a part of a multidisciplinary team;

(3) Have a nonprofit entity responsible for program, fiscal operations established, and implement best administrative practices;

(4) Promote policies, practices, and procedures that are culturally competent;

(5) Promote forensic interviews that are:

(A) Legally sound;

(B) Of a neutral, fact-finding nature; and

(C) Coordinated to avoid duplicative interviewing;

(6) Provide or provide access to, or both, specialized medical evaluations and treatment services to all child safety center clients;

(7) Provide team discussion and information-sharing regarding the investigation, case, and status needed on a routine basis by the child and family; and

(8) Develop and implement a system for monitoring case progress and tracking case outcomes.

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