Family Law: CABINET OF HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES V. EVANS (COA; 2/17/2006)

CABINET OF HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES V. EVANS
FAMILY LAW – Authority of Family Court to direct cabinet to provide counseling services

2004-CA-001978
PUBLISHED
AFFIRMING (BUCKINGHAM)
DATE: 2/17/2006

Despite KRS 48.010 to 48.800 (appropriations) and the statute restricting jurisdiction over the Cabinet’s actions, the COA held the family court had the authority to order the Cabinet to provide counseling services for the parent.   One of the legislative purposes of the Unified Juvenile Code is that the Commonwealth direct its efforts “to strengthen and maintain the  biological family unit; and to offer all available resources to any family in need of them[.]”

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