Family Assessment & Planning Team (FAPT)

The FAPTs in Norfolk are appointed by the Directors of the partner agencies and shall:

  • Act on utilization review recommendations
  • Assess referrals
  • Formulate service plans
  • Monitor case management responsibilities
  • Monitor prescribed service regiments
  • Recommend lengths of residential stays

The purpose of the FAPTs shall be to assess the strengths and needs of children and families, determine the complement of services required to meet those needs, develop an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) for each child and family, and authorize services. Norfolk has ten teams that meet each month to coordinate the interagency efforts to ensure that families receive the services needed to be successful.