On February 9, 2023, UPE met with the County regarding the above policy and procedure.
This is a new policy that codifies the existing practice. UPE’s asks posed several concerns with the procedure. One of them being if the County ever considered “creating” a specialized unit to perform the duties associated with the policy. The County responded with no, due to the case-carrying Social Worker having a better connection and more knowledge of the family. We went on to explain that this would assist in mitigating the families informing the case-carrying Social Worker that their LOC is not enough. The County stated that there is a grievance process for that, to which none have been filed; however, they said they would take it back to management. We will meet again on this procedure in the near future.
Thank you to the participants,
Eric Booker, Beverly Kearney and Sarah Singleton