Such program shall also include provisions for the training of employees of public and private agencies assigned functions of the child protective service, in the duties and responsibilities of the child protective service and in the provision of services to children and families, pursuant to this title. The department shall approve such a plan in not more than six social services districts upon satisfactory demonstration that a local department of social services will effectively discharge all responsibilities required by this title. Any such plan must be submitted to the department as part of the multi-year services plan required pursuant to sectionof this chapter and, if approved, shall be operative for a period not to exceed three years. The department shall contract with an individual, partnership, corporation, institution or other organization for the performance of a comprehensive evaluation of the effectiveness of the implementation of such plans. A report of such evaluations shall be submitted by the department to the governor and the legislature by January first, nineteen hundred ninety. Nothing in this subdivision shall be deemed to relieve a child protective service from any responsibilities assigned to it by this title.
N.Y. Soc. Serv. Law § 423