Department of Human Services

Families First Online Policy Manual





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The caseworker must evaluate the evidence used to establish relationship as to its validity, consistency and the credibility of the person providing the information.  Any conflicting information must be resolved before approval of a Families First application.  The caseworker must obtain any available information necessary to constitute a preponderance of consistent evidence of relationship to determine the relationship of the child to the caretaker.  Each step of the relationship between the child and caretaker must be traced and documented.  Do not use an affidavit to show relationship when documentary evidence is available or can be obtained.



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