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Arkansas Code Title 9. Family Law § 9-27-360. Post-termination of parental rights reviews

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(a) After an order of termination of parental rights, the circuit court shall review the case following the termination hearing at least every six (6) months until permanency is achieved, and a permanency planning hearing shall be held each year following the initial permanency hearing until permanency is achieved for that juvenile.

(b) The court shall determine and shall include in its orders whether:

(1) The case plan, services, and current placement meet the juvenile's special needs and best interest, with the juvenile's health, safety, and educational needs specifically addressed;

(2) The Department of Human Services has made reasonable efforts to finalize a permanency plan for the juvenile;  and

(3) The case plan is moving toward an appropriate permanent placement for the juvenile.

(c) In making its findings, the court shall consider the extent of the compliance of the department and the juvenile with the case plan and court orders to finalize the permanency plan.

(d) A written order shall be filed by the court or by a party or a party's attorney as designated by the court and distributed to the parties within thirty (30) days of the date of the hearing or prior to the next hearing, whichever is sooner.

Cite this article: - Arkansas Code Title 9. Family Law § 9-27-360. Post-termination of parental rights reviews - last updated January 01, 2020 |

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