Independent Third Party Review
The Mental Health Association of Westchester contracts with the Westchester County Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide Independent Third Party Review services. The Independent Third Party Reviewer is an objective party who assists the DSS Case Manager in facilitating Service Plan Reviews for children in foster care or a court-directed placement. The Independent Third Party Reviewer does not have a case planning role and is not responsible for service delivery regarding the children or the parents involved in the review. During the Service Plan Review, participants develop goals for the family service plan to advance toward the permanency plan. The progress toward these goals is reviewed at each Service Plan Review.