What statutes govern JRB records?Fortunately there are no state statutes governing JRB records, so you are free to establish your own policy. It is recommend that the policy include the requirement that the records be kept in a confidential file with limited access by specified staff, separate from other records maintained by the agency, and that they be physically destroyed at some point, perhaps six months after the case is closed.
Statistical information should be kept without indentifying the family. Age, sex, race, town or residence, nature of charge, referral source, recommended diversions, duration of JRB supervision, number of case manager hours used for the case and the outcome are examples of statistics that would be worth collecting. This information will be very valuable when assessing the effectiveness of the program or when making presentations to potential funding sources.
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