Chart A: Review Hearing Requirements For Child


Review Hearing Requirements for Child Approaching Majority
RULE 5.707
Welfare and Institutions Code sections 224.1, 366(a)(1)(F), 366.3(1), 366.3(n), 16501.1(f)(16)
I. Social Worker’s Report—Additional Requirements
At the last review hearing before a child’s 18th birthday, in addition to complying with all other statutory and rule
requirements, the social worker must submit a report that
includes all of the following:
A. The child’s plans to remain under juvenile court jurisdiction as a nonminor dependent (NMD), including the criteria in Welfare and Institutions Code section 11403(b)
that he or she plans to meet;
B. The efforts made by the social worker to help the child meet one or more of the criteria in section 11403(b);
C. For an Indian child to whom the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) applies, whether he or she plans as a NMD to continue to be considered an Indian child for the purposes
of the ongoing application of ICWA;
D. Whether the child has applied for title XVI Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits and, if so, the status of any pending application and whether it is in the child’s
best interest to continue juvenile court jurisdiction until the SSI decision is issued to ensure that the child receives continued assistance with the application process;
E. Whether the child has a pending application for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status or other application for legal residency and, if so, whether an active dependency case is
required for that application;
F. The efforts made by the social worker toward completing and providing the child with the written information, documents, and services described in section 391and, to the
extent that the child has not been provided with them, the barriers to providing that information and the steps that will be taken to overcome those barriers by the child’s
18th birthday;
G. When and how the child was informed of the right to have juvenile court jurisdiction terminated when he or she attains 18 years old;
H. When and how the child was provided with information about the potential benefits of remaining under juvenile court jurisdiction as a NMD, and the social worker’s
assessment of the child’s understanding of those benefits; and
I. When and how the child was informed that if juvenile court jurisdiction is terminated after he or she attains 18 years of age, he or she has the right to file a request to return
to foster care and have the juvenile court resume jurisdiction over him or her as a NMD.
II. Transitional Independent Living Case Plan (TILCP) and Transitional Independent Living Plan (TILP)
A. Must be submitted with the social worker’s report prepared for the hearing at least 10 calendar days before the hearing; and
B. Must include:
1. The individualized plan for the child to satisfy one or more of the criteria in section 11403(b) and the child’s anticipated placement as specified in section 11402; and
2. The child’s alternative plan for his or her transition to independence, including housing, education, employment, and a support system in the event he or she does not
remain under jurisdiction after attaining majority.
If the court determines that the social worker’s report, the TILCP, and the TILP do not provide all the information described in section II above, leaving the court unable to make
the findings and orders required in sections III and IV below, the hearing must be continued for no more than five court days for the submission of additional information.
III. Additional Findings
A. The child’s TILCP includes a plan for the child to satisfy the following conditions of eligibility to remain under juvenile court jurisdiction as a nonminor dependent
(indicate all that apply):
1.  Attending high school or a high school equivalency (GED) certificate program;
2.  Attending a college, a community college, or a vocational education program;
3.  Participating in a program or activities to promote employment or to overcome barriers to employment;
All rule references are to the California Rules of Court unless otherwise indicated.
All code references are to the California Welfare and Institutions Code unless otherwise indicated.
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