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Code of Virginia
Title 2.2. Administration of Government
Chapter 4.4. Office of the Children's Ombudsman

§ 2.2-442. Children's Ombudsman; powers.

The Children's Ombudsman has the authority to do all of the following with regard to children receiving child-protective services, in foster care, or placed for adoption:

1. Pursue all necessary action, including legal action, to protect the rights and welfare of such children;

2. Pursue legislative advocacy in the best interest of such children;

3. Review policies and procedures relating to any child-serving agency's involvement with such children and make recommendations for improvement; and

4. Subject to an appropriation of funds, commence and conduct investigations into alleged violations of the rights of a foster parent.

2020, c. 1090.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.