Code of the District of Columbia

§ 4–251.21. Definitions.

For the purposes of this subchapter, the term:

(1) "Agency" means the Child and Family Services Agency established by § 4-1303.01a.

(2) "Close relative" means an adult who is a brother, sister, aunt, uncle, nephew, niece, or cousin of the child and related to the child by blood, marriage, domestic partnership, or adoption, or is a godparent of the child.

(3) "Criminal background check" means the investigation of an individual's criminal history through the record systems of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Metropolitan Police Department.

(3A) "Godparent" means an individual with close personal or emotional ties with the child or the child's family that pre-date the child's placement with the individual.

(4) "Mayor" means the Mayor or a designee of the Mayor.

(5) "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families" or "TANF" means the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program established by § 4-202.01.