What is a Family Case Conference?
A Family Case Conference (FCC) is held for all decisions involving possible child removal, change of placement and permanency planning, including reunification. The initial FCC is held when a caseworker believes that a safety threat exists and the child(ren) may not be able to be safely maintained in their own home. The purpose of the meeting is to share all relevant information that relates to the protection and safety of the children regarding placement decisions. The goal is to reach consensus about a plan which protects the children, while also attempting to preserve and /or reunify the family. The FCC is held before any move would occur, or in cases of imminent risk/safety threat by the next working day, and always before the initial court hearing in cases of removal.

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1. How do I recognize child abuse or neglect?
2. Who is mandated by law to report suspected child abuse or neglect?
3. Who do I contact?
4. How do I submit a records request?
5. How do I submit a comment, question or concern?
6. What services do you provide?
7. Who does LCCS serve?
8. If my children are removed, how do I get them back?
9. How do I get custody of a child?
10. What is a Family Case Conference?
11. What will happen at the Family Case Conference?
12. What is an Administrative Review/ 90 Day Case Review?
13. Is it important to attend the meetings scheduled on my case?
14. I am caring for a family member or friend’s child. What support is available to me?
15. What is your policy on minority affairs and inclusion?
16. How do I set up child support for my child?
17. I have a great program that would benefit LCCS clients. How do I get a contract with LCCS?
18. How do I request recent or historical records from LCCS or the Miami Children's Home?
19. How large is LCCS and how is it funded?