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Court Hearings for the Permanent Placement of Children
Summarizes State laws that mandate the type and frequency of court hearings that must be held to review the status of children placed in out-of-home care. At these hearings, the court reviews the efforts that have been made to address the family issues that necessitated the out-of-home placement as well as efforts to achieve permanency for the child. This document also describes lists the persons who may attend the hearings and permanency options.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2016). Court hearings for the permanent placement of children. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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