Bill Status of SB2536 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: PARENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM ACT
Sen. Elgie R. Sims, Jr.
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Creates the First-Time Parent Mentorship Program Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services shall create a mentorship program for first-time parents. Provides that eligible parents for the mentorship program include any person who has become a parent in the 6 months before making a request to participate in the program. Sets forth provisions concerning required components of the mentorship program. Provides that the Department shall require the individuals providing the mentorship program to conduct a minimum of 10 hours of tutoring and mentoring per parent participating in the program; and individuals providing the mentorship program shall have at least 5 years of experience providing childcare in a daycare or K-12 setting and adult employment and training services. Provides that the Department may enter into an agreement with a nonprofit organization to allow the nonprofit organization to administer the mentorship program; and that a nonprofit organization shall provide the Department with specified information. Provides that the Department may create a First-Time Parent Mentorship Program grant program in order to provide funding to nonprofit organizations that meet specified criteria. Provides that the Department shall adopt rules necessary to implement, administer, and enforce the Act. Defines terms.