Sec. 7 . (a) The department is responsible for the following:
(1) Providing child protection services under this article.
(2) Providing and administering child abuse and neglect prevention services.
(3) Providing and administering child services.
(4) Providing and administering family services.
(5) Providing family preservation services under IC 31-26-5.
(6) Regulating and licensing the following under IC 31-27:
(A) Child caring institutions.
(B) Foster family homes.
(C) Group homes.
(D) Child placing agencies.
(7) Administering the state's plan for the administration of Title IV-D of the federal Social Security Act ( 42 U.S.C. 651 et seq. ).
(8) Administering foster care services.
(9) Administering successful adulthood services (as described in 42 U.S.C. 677 et seq. ).
(10) Administering adoption and guardianship services.
(11) Certifying and providing grants to the youth services bureaus under IC 31-26-1.
(12) Administering the project safe program.
(13) Paying for programs and services as provided under IC 31-40.
(14) Obtaining on an annual basis a consumer report, as defined in 42 U.S.C. 1681a(d), for each child at least fourteen (14) years of age who is in state foster care.
(b) This chapter does not authorize or require the department to:
(1) investigate or report on proceedings under IC 31-17-2 relating to a child who is not the subject of an open child in need of services case under IC 31-34; or
(2) otherwise monitor child custody or visitation in dissolution of marriage proceedings.
(c) This chapter does not authorize or require the department to:
(1) conduct home studies; or
(2) otherwise participate in guardianship proceedings under IC 29-3;
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