An Act Concerning Foster Youth Who Remain in the Care of DCF After They Attain Eighteen Years of Age
View An Act Concerning Foster Youth Who Remain in the Care of DCF After They Attain Eighteen Years of Age
- Included in Supplemental Budget signed by Governor Patrick
- Effective 1/3/11.
- Allows DCF to claim federal reimbursement for services to
certain. aging-out youth between 18-22 years of age.
- Applies retroactively to young adults who turned 18 before
1/3/11 and are under 22 years of age, if they are under DCF's
responsibility on 1/3/11 and are or were eligible on their 18th
birthday for Title IV-E federal foster care reimbursements.
This translates to approximately 600-650 youth this year -
approximately an additional 650-800 youth each year.
- Requires Court to schedule a permanency hearing for these youth
within 90 days and to hold the hearing within 180 days of the
effective date of the Act. DCF will work cooperatively with
the courts to establish a process.