Child Care Costs
The Board recognizes that in some circumstances, the occurrence of a crime might result in the need for a change in child care arrangements. This may be due to the death of a stay at home parent who previously took care of the children, or because of a change in the finances of the family. The Board recognizes that stable, reliable and safe childcare is of high importance to the welfare of the children, particularly in a time of emotional trauma and upheaval. The Board recognizes that providing a financial bridge will give some relief as the parent navigates finding a new job, or new sustainable, satisfactory child care arrangements for the long run.
The Board will pay child care for up to two months in situations where one parent loses the support of the other parent (whether the reason for that loss of support is because the other parent was the person providing primary financial support for the family, or because they were the primary victim, or because the other parent was the primary caretaker of children providing in-home child care).