Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

12.31 Property Damage

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter 12-Resource Family Recruitment, Certification and Reimbursement
12.31 Property Damage

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Legal Authority/Introduction


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The R&C Worker: 

  1. Submits damages for consideration when requested by the foster/adoptive home parent; 
  2. Makes a special expense request and submits the following documentation to the FSOS to support the claim:
    1. Notarized affidavit of the foster/adoptive home verifying damage;
    2. Witness statements, if possible;
    3. Statement from the SSW, regarding the incident, response from the child to the claim;
    4. Relevant police reports if applicable;
    5. Two (2) estimates of the cost to repair the damage or replacement costs, if the property is totally destroyed;
    6. Current book value of vehicle for damage to an automobile may be required; and
    7. Photographs of the damage.
  3. Submits the appropriate billing documentation is submitted to the billing specialist for payment if approved.


  1. Provides the request packet to the Director of the Division of Administration and Financial Management (DAFM), or designee, for approval; copy regional leadership as appropriate.  

Practice Guidance

  • The foster/adoptive home parent may submit claims for property damage perpetrated by a child in foster care. 


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