2020 Maryland Statutes
Family Law
Title 4 - Spouses
Subtitle 4 - Services to Families With Children
Section 4-401 - Legislative Policy

    The General Assembly declares:

        (1)    that it is the policy of this State to promote family stability, to preserve family unity, and to help families achieve and maintain self-reliance by:

            (i)    responding to financial and family crisis through direct provision of family counseling and supportive services; and

            (ii)    referral to appropriate community resources; and

        (2)    this State has the responsibility to provide services that prevent the kind of family dissolution and breakdown that requires protective services or out-of-home placement.

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