Concurrent Planning for Timely Permanency for Children - Wyoming

Date: August 2021

Defining Concurrent Planning

Citation: Code of Rules § 049-0006-1

'Concurrent plan' means a case plan developed in addition to the child's main case plan with other possible outcomes to assure safety and permanency for the child.

State Approaches to Concurrent Planning

Citation: Ann. Stat. § 14-3-440(c); Code of Rules § 049-0006-2; Prot. & Juv. Serv. Man. § 1.6

Reasonable efforts to place a child for adoption or with a legal guardian may be made concurrently with the reasonable efforts to reunify the family.

In regulation: A written case plan shall be completed within 60 days of out-of-home placement or 30 days of the conclusion of the investigation or assessment, whichever occurs first, on all cases that remain open for services. A concurrent plan also may be developed. The case plan shall be based on the following:

  • The safety assessment and plan
  • The risk assessment
  • The service needs of the child and family

The Department of Family Services shall provide services consistent with the case plan.

In policy: The concurrent plan shall be done simultaneously with the permanency goal and shall begin when the need for the concurrent plan is determined and identified. The plan shall state who the child will be placed with and the expected legal permanent outcome if reunification efforts fail.