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In planning for the implementation of the program, the commissioner shall:

(1) establish mechanisms to encourage families to participate in the CHILD program;

(2) establish mechanisms to identify families who may wish to participate in the CHILD program and to match volunteers with these families either before or as soon as possible after a child is born;

(3) ensure that local organizations coordinate with services already provided by the Departments of Health, Human Services, and Education to ensure that participating families receive a continuum of care;

(4) coordinate with local social services agencies, local health boards, and community health boards;

(5) ensure that services provided through the program are community-based and that the special needs of minority communities are addressed;

(6) develop and implement appropriate systems to gather data on participating families and to monitor and evaluate their progress; and

(7) evaluate the program's effectiveness.

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Revisor of Statutes