Army Community Service
This major revision, dated 13 March 2013–
o Supersedes AR 608-48, Army Family Team Building Program, dated 28 March 2005.
o Changes the title of this regulation to Army Community Service (cover).
o Expands the scope of Family Support Systems beyond center-based services (paras 1-1 and 1-10).
o Transfers Army Family Team Building Program policy from AR 608-48 (paras 2-10, 2-14, 4-7, 4-16, J-5a(1), and app M).
o Implements the Army Community Service Training Standardization Program (para 2-14).
o Expands Deployment or Mobilization and Stability and Support Operations Readiness Network (para 4-1).
o Implements the Family Readiness System (paras 4-1, 4-3, 4-6, and app J).
o Replaces the Family Assistance Information Sheet with the DA Form 5897 (Army Community Service (ACS) Client Case Record) at Soldier Readiness Processing (paras 2-27 and 4-2h).
o Outlines assistance provided by Family Readiness Support Assistants (para 4-6c).
o Expands policy, assigns responsibility, and provides guidelines for the provision of Emergency Family Assistance which includes a Family Assistance Center crisis and mass casualty response as integral components to the installation Emergency Management Plan (para 4-10, app F, and app G).
o Establishes DA Form 7700 (Family Assistance Center (FAC) Situation Report (SITREP)) (para 2-12y).
o Revises Transitional Compensation Program (para 4-12 and app H).
o Changes the title of Services to Waiting Families to Hearts Apart Services for Waiting Families (para 4-28).
o Increases the Family Readiness Group Informal Fund Cap to $10,000 (app F and app J).
o Establishes Family Assistance Center guidelines (app G).
o Supersedes SA Memo, dated 7 March 2008, regarding Army Directive 2008-01, Increase in Family Readiness Group Informal Fund Cap (para F-5d(2)(c)).
o Establishes an Internal Control Evaluation Checklist (app N).
o Makes administrative changes (throughout).