Support Programs and Services
High School Senior Year Expenses
Connecticut Department of Children and
Families Effective Date: August 3, 2006 (Revised)
Department shall provide financial assistance to a committed youth for
his/her high school senior year expenses, up to a maximum of $500.00, as
be eligible, the youth must be committed to the Department as abused,
neglected, or uncared for, and enrolled in high school in:
a public high school
a State of Connecticut Department of
Education (SDE) private school, or
alternative education program (Adult Education, GED programs, Job Corps,
Department shall provide up to a maximum of five hundred dollars ($500.00)
over the high school years for expenses including the following:
expenses (tuxedo or dress, tickets, pictures, flowers or
· class trip(s), and
cap and gown.
other school-sponsored activity not included above may be covered on a
|Procedure for Issuing Funds
shall be issued directly to the youth after satisfactory documentation of
costs have been provided, reviewed and approved as outlined below.
youth requesting high school expense funds must submit a request in
writing to his or her Adolescent Specialist, with supporting documentation
of the item(s) and/or the cost(s). Acceptable
school notices that identify the item(s) and the
for order(s) that identify the item(s) and cost(s).
Adolescent Specialist and his/her supervisor shall review the request. All
payments shall be subject to approval by the Adolescent Services Social
Work Supervisor and the Program Supervisor. If the request is within this
policy's guidelines, the Adolescent Specialist shall enter the payment
Adolescent Specialist shall issue the payment through the LINK vendor
number system for youth who do not have a vendor number.
The Adolescent Specialist
shall document the following in LINK:
· requests for high school expenses, and
provision of financial assistance, item(s),
copy of any request for financial assistance for high school expenses
shall be filed in the Uniform Case Record.
|Denial of Funds
funds are denied, the youth shall be notified of the right to an
administrative hearing pursuant to §17a-90-1 of the Regulations of
Connecticut State Agencies, by use of the DCF-800 form.