The Children’s Commission recently sent out a Resource Letter to judges and attorneys explaining the rollout of the “3 in 30” Program that is raising awareness of the three mandated assessments of children within thirty days of entering state conservatorship. This information is equally important for CASA programs and CASA volunteers to understand. The “3 in 30” Program consists of three exams or assessments:
- 3-day Medical Exam (within 3 business days of removal)
- Texas Health Steps Medical Checkup (within 30 days of removal)
- Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS) (within 30 days of removal)
For more detail, see the Resource Letter.