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SB 0225 - Juvenile Code; in conformity with the federal Social Security Act and the Family First Prevention Services Act; bring provisions

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Larry Walker
Last Action: 5/7/2019 - Effective Date
Senate Committee: Health and Human Services
House Committee: Juvenile Justice
Assigned To:
05. Juvenile CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

SB 225 amends several code sections to comply with the federal “The Family First Prevention and Services Act” in order to maintain federal funding. The bill increases the standard of evidence in proving maltreatment in dependency cases involving children of federally-recognized Native American tribes. It also creates a new type of placement for children called the “Qualified Residential Treatment Program” that has a trauma-informed treatment model to address the needs of clinical and emotional needs of children. SB 225 additionally adds to existing legal requirements to provide vital records to youth aging out of foster care.


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