CCAP Lawyers For Administrative And Regulatory Compliance Issues

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) is a state subsidy with an intended goal of providing working parents quality child care. The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (the Cabinet), Department for Community Based Services (DCBS), Division of Regulated Child Care (DRCC), is charged with program integrity and requires compliance from all day care providers.

If your center has received a "Notice of Suspected Intentional Program Violation" you should immediately seek experienced legal help. Receipt of a "Notice" concerning your day care is now subjecting you to the statutory and regulatory process. This is the time to be proactive, and the attorneys at The Strause Law Group, PLLC, work hard to keep our clients from receiving any sanction and to remain a CCAP provider.

When the DRCC suspects a child care provider of an intentional program violation (IPV), it essentially considers that the day care has committed fraud and the resulting penalties for that can be devastating. If the DRCC, through its agent 3-Cs, proves that the provider is responsible for an IPV, not only will the day care be required to repay any improper payments, but could ultimately face disqualification from the program. As if this were not serious enough, the Cabinet is empowered to revoke the license of the child care provider disqualified from CCAP.

Fortunately, the child care provider is entitled to an administrative hearing governed under KRS 13B in order to challenge the DRCC's actions. The attorneys at The Strause Law Group, PLLC, in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, have successfully defended day care centers charged with an IPV and threatened with disqualification. Our team has reversed the DRCC's actions at both the administrative hearing stage and in court, thereby securing our client's continued participation in CCAP with no negative action on their child care center license.

Child And Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a federal program implemented by the Department of Education (DOE) that helps organizations, like day care centers, pay for nutritious meals they serve to children. If a child care provider receives a letter from the DOE that is a "Notice of Serious Deficiency," the provider should immediately contact an experienced attorney. This governmental assistance program requires compliance. Failure to comply may result in disqualification from the program, the repayment of any monies as a result of deficiencies, and the placement of the facility and the responsible individuals, on the National Disqualified List. In addition to those penalties, the Cabinet has the power to revoke the child care license of the provider for disqualification.

First Steps

As with CCAP, day cares are entitled to an administrative hearing to challenge the DOE's serious deficiency notification. Our attorneys have effective experience handling compliance issues with governmental assistance programs, such as CACFP, and can advocate for you through this trying time. To arrange for an initial consultation to discuss your matter, contact our Kentucky child care defense lawyers online or call 502-498-8268 or 859-428-7029.