AN ACT TO MAKE REVISIONS TO THE JUVENILE CODE PURSUANT TO RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE COURT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Makes a technical change in proposed GS 7B-904(c1) to clarify SAMHSA means Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Makes a clarifying change to the changes proposed in GS 7B-912 to specify that the information court's are required to inquire about at permanency planning hearings beginning after the juvenile's 17th birthday includes information about the juvenile's opportunity to participate in the foster care 18-21 program authorized by GS 108A-48 (previously did not specify authorizing statute).
Modifies the required reporting of departments of social services to the court at every hearing after the juvenile's 17 birthday, set forth in new GS 7B-912(b1). Requires the department to report on the contact information of the person responsible for overseeing voluntary foster care placements with young adults in the county department of social services with custody or placement responsibility of the juvenile and in the county department of social services where the juvenile plans to reside at 18 (previously required that of a LINKS Coordinator or equivalent in the department with custody or placement responsibility of the juvenile and in the county in which the juvenile plans to reside when he or she attains the age of 18 years).