When a person is approved for a Family Violence Exclusion, update the RSP. The RSP must state what the person is doing to deal with the domestic or sexual violence. Do not require work or training activities in the RSP when a person is approved for a Family Violence Exclusion.
When a person is not approved for a Family Violence Exclusion, but receives services from a domestic or sexual violence service provider, include work, training, and other self-sufficiency activities in the RSP if the domestic or sexual violence service provider recommends it. Consult with the domestic or sexual violence counselor as to what activities are appropriate.
Do not tell the person how many hours a week they must spend in counseling. This is determined by the provider of domestic or sexual violence services.
Whether or not a person is approved for a Family Violence Exclusion, design the RSP with the health and safety of the family in mind. Take into account the following:
- legal obligations or other activities or issues related to the domestic or sexual violence;
- referrals for services for the family. This may include:
- individual or group counseling;
- substance abuse services;
- medical services;
- mental health counseling;
- immigration services;
- relocation services;
- independent living skills;
- financial planning; and
- legal services.