Section 26-24-34

County children's policy councils - Duties.

The duties of the county children's policy council shall include, but not be limited to, the following: Reviewing the needs of children in the county and the responsibilities assigned each department or agency by law; determining areas of responsibility and identifying areas of duplication or conflict between departments and agencies in the county; identifying local resources and developing, in conjunction with the Department of Early Childhood Education, and up-dating annually, a local resource guide to services available to children which shall include procedural information concerning how to access those local services; articulating and communicating to the local community the needs of children; and submitting an annual report to the Department of Early Childhood Education by July 1 of each year on the local services provided to children, local needs of children, and recommendations of the county children's policy council based on data from the previous fiscal year ending September 30. The Department of Early Childhood Education shall then, by September 1 of each year, submit its summary recommendations based on the reports, along with a copy of each local report to the Alabama Children's Policy Council. The local resource guides shall be used by the Alabama Children's Policy Council in compiling a state resource guide, which may be automated and shall be distributed to the general public and to agencies and organizations serving children.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-674, p. 1304, §17; Act 2000-612, p. 1226, §1; §12-15-134; amended and renumbered by Act 2008-277, p. 441, §28; Act 2015-160, §1.)