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HB 0971 - Juvenile Code; annual training for juvenile court intake officers; require

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Micah Gravley
Last Action: 2/24/2020 - House Second Readers
House Committee: Juvenile Justice
Assigned To:
07. Juvenile CourtsNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 971 amends Chapter 11 of Title 15 of the OCGA. A court may consider any evidence, including hearsay evidence, to determine the needs of an alleged dependent child and the most appropriate case and permanency plans. A court may also authorize temporary alternatives to foster case to have any protective powers set forth in this code section without the necessity of a show cause hearing. The bill also requires that a DFCS case manager determine if a child is still eligible for extended care youth services every 12 months instead of 60 days.

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