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Subject 96-2-2 DEFINITIONS

Rule 96-2-2-.01 Definitions

Unless the context requires otherwise, the following words and terms have the following meaning:

(1) The "Act" means the Children and Family Services Strengthening Act of 2008.
(2) "GOCF","Agency", or "Office" means the Governor's Office for Children and Families created pursuant to O.C.G.A. 49-5-132.
(3) "Director" means the executive director of the Governor's Office for Children and Families created pursuant to O.C.G.A. 49-5-133.
(4) "Board" means the advisory board to the Governor's Office for Children and Families created pursuant to O.C.G.A. 49-5-134.
(5) "Child" means a person under the age of 17 years or a person under the age of 18 years who is alleged to be deprived or is alleged to be a status offender as those terms are defined by O.C.G.A. 15-11-2.
(6) "ARRA" means American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This stimulus fund was intended to create jobs and promote investment and consumer spending during the recession .
(7) "Justice Assistance Grant (JAG)" means the JAG Program, administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), which is the leading source of federal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. The JAG Program provides states, tribes, and local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and court, prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, and technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives.
(8) "RFP" means Request for Proposal and is an invitation for providers, often through a competitive process, to submit a proposal on a specific service.
(9) "SOC" means System of Care and incorporates a broad array of services and supports that is organized into a coordinated network, integrates care planning and management across multiple levels, is culturally and linguistically competent, and builds meaningful partnerships with families and youth at service delivery and policy levels.
(10) "TANF" means Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and provides financial help for children and their parents or relatives who are living with them.