Is the purpose of CPS to take children out of the home?In accordance with the Code of Virginia, Social Services also provides foster care prevention/ongoing Child Protective Services. The purpose of this unit is to provide services to prevent further abuse or neglect of a child and to prevent the removal of the child from his/her home. If your family has been referred to ongoing/prevention services one of the following has occurred:
You have voluntarily agreed to work with Social Services to find parenting solutions.
A family assessment has been completed with your family.
A CPS investigation has been completed with your family.
There is a current Court Order indicating that Social Services shall provide services to your family.
There are risk factors and concerns that have been identified surrounding the children and caretakers in your home/family.
There are risk factors that indicate your child is at risk of abuse or neglect or your child is at risk of removal from your home.
Prevention services will work in partnership with the family and other community resources to identify specific behaviors and environmental conditions that need to change to prevent further abuse or neglect and to provide a safe environment for the family and their children).
Does CPS provide foster Care Services?The CPS unit also provides foster care prevention services to families referred by the community and by Court Order. In addition, the CPS unit attempts outreach to prevent child abuse or neglect by addressing risk issues before they result in maltreatment of children.
What system is in place to protect children?CPS utilizes a Differential Response System. Once an incoming call/referral is determined to be valid, the Differential Response then helps the local agency determine if the referral will be a Family Assessment or an Investigation. The Structured Decision Making tool helps staff determine if the valid concern should be a Family Assessment or an Investigation. The Family Assessment process is service oriented, strength based and non-punitive. The Investigation Process determines if abuse or neglect have occurred and makes a finding of Founded or Unfounded. During both a Family Assessment and Investigation, safety of the child is addressed as well as risk of future harm.
Primary election called for Tues, June 13
Primary election has been called by both the Democratic and Republican parties for Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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- Fill out the State Police's Concealed Handgun Application.
- You must attach a photocopy of documentation that demonstrates your competence with a handgun for initial permits only.(i.e. Firearms Training Certificate, Hunter Safety Training Certificate, Military Discharge Papers DD214, Copy of an old Concealed Handgun Permit)
- The application must be signed in front of a notary or clerk/deputy clerk.
- For Renewals please include a copy of your Concealed Handgun Permit.
- Mail or deliver the application to the Bedford County Circuit Court Clerk's Office with a $50 check or money order. Fingerprints are no longer required.
- Mailing Address: PO Box 63, Dinwiddie, VA 23841
- Physical Address: 123 East Main Street, Ste 201, Bedford, VA 24523
- The Clerk’s Office will submit the completed application to the Dinwiddie County Sheriff’s Office for completion of a criminal history record check.
- Once the Sheriff has completed the criminal history record check the Clerk or Judge will sign an order approving or denying the permit.
- If your permit is approved, the Clerk’s Office will prepare your permit.
- If your permit is denied, you are entitled to an ore tenus hearing within 21 days.
- Please refer to pages of the State Police Application for further instructions concerning concerning Concealed Handgun Permits.
- After the permit is approved, the Clerk’s Office will then mail you the signed permit.
- It should take about 45 days upon receipt from the Sheriff's Department.
- If it has been more than 45 days please call the Clerk's Office and we will inform you of your permit status.