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New Jersey Department of Children and Families Policy Manual

 

Manual:

CP&P

Child Protection & Permanency

Effective Date:

Volume:

II

Intake, Investigation & Response

Chapter:

C

Initial Response

 

9-25-2017

Subchapter:

3

Mission, Vision and Guiding Principles

Issuance:

200

Referrals Involving the Blind or Visually Impaired

 

 

Purpose:

 

This issuance establishes the policy and procedures on how CP&P responds to CPS reports and CWS referrals when one or more of the family members are blind or visually impaired.

 

Policy:

 

A)   Determining Best Approach to Providing Information to the Blind or Visually Impaired.

 

CP&P must communicate with Visually Impaired Families and discuss how information can be provided to them in a thoughtful and meaningful manner.

                                                                                         

Procedures:

 

Methods of Sharing Information with Blind or Visually Impaired Families

 

CP&P may use a variety of means to present information to the family:

 

  • Reading written materials to the client (e.g.,CPP-X-A-1-18.32 , Parents’ Handbook,  CPP-X-A-1-18.33 ,A Guide for Parents: When You Child is in Foster Care, or an independent living  agreement, in the presence of a client-designated witness who can verify to the family the accuracy of what is being read;

 

·        Taping the written material and providing the client with a taped version of the document;

 

·        Enlarging CP&P printed material on the copy machine for the client; or

 

·        Enlarging printed materials by using a different font.