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Subject 96-2-3 ADMINISTRATION

Rule 96-2-3-.01 Organization

The Director shall administer all rules and regulations of the Governor's Office for Children and Families, whose address is 55 Park Place, N.E., Suite 410, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303-2529 pursuant to O.C.G.A. 49-5-132.

(1) Advisory Board Membership. The board is composed of at least fifteen voting members, appointed by the governor who, as a group, have training, experience, or special knowledge concerning the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, emotional disability, foster care, teenage pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, law enforcement, pediatrics, health care, drug treatment, and rehabilitation, early childhood, primary and secondary education, or the administration of juvenile justice.
(2) Advisory Board. The advisory board shall:
(a) Elect a chairperson from among its membership. The advisory board may elect such other Officer and committees as it deems appropriate;
(b) Ensure at least one-fifth of the members of the advisory board shall be under the age of 24 at the time of their appointment, and at least 3 members shall have been or shall currently be under jurisdiction of the juvenile justice system or the foster care system. A single member may fulfill both of the above requirements;
(c) Serve without compensation, although each member of the advisory board shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred in the performance of his or her duties from funds available to the office. Such reimbursement shall be limited to all travel and other expenses necessarily incurred through service on the advisory board in compliance with travel rules and regulations. However, in no case shall a member of the advisory board be reimbursed for expenses incurred in the member's capacity as the representative of another state agency;
(d) Meet at such times and places as it shall determine necessary or convenient to perform its duties. Meet at the call of the chairperson, the Director or the Governor;
(e) Approve and maintain minutes of its meetings;
(f) Conform to the standards and requirements prescribed by the state accounting officer pursuant to Chapter 5B of Title 50;
(g) Provide regular advice and counsel to the Director, using the combined expertise and experience of its members to enable the office to carry out its statutory duties;
(h) Carry out such duties of the office as may be required by federal law or regulation so as to enable the state to receive and disburse federal funds for child abuse prevention and treatment and juvenile delinquency prevention and treatment.