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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXXI
Chapter 445
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F.S. 445.019
445.019 Teen parent and pregnancy prevention diversion program; eligibility for services.The Legislature recognizes that teen pregnancy is a major cause of dependency on government assistance that often extends through more than one generation. The purpose of the teen parent and pregnancy prevention diversion program is to provide services to reduce and avoid welfare dependency by reducing teen pregnancy, reducing the incidence of multiple pregnancies to teens, and by assisting teens in completing educational or employment programs, or both.
(1) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in ss. 414.075, 414.085, and 414.095, a teen who is determined to be at risk of teen pregnancy or who already has a child shall be deemed eligible to receive services under this program.
(2) Services provided under this program shall be limited to services that are not considered assistance under federal law or guidelines.
(3) Receipt of services under this section does not preclude eligibility for, or receipt of, other assistance or services under chapter 414.
History.s. 20, ch. 99-241; s. 19, ch. 2000-165; s. 7, ch. 2005-255.
Note.Former s. 414.159.