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A. The court shall conduct a review hearing at least once every six months.
B. The primary purpose of the review hearing shall be to ensure that the fostering connections program is providing the eligible adult with the needed services and support to help the eligible adult move toward permanency and a successful transition to adulthood. At the review hearing, the department shall show that it has made active efforts to comply with the voluntary services and support agreement and effectuate the transition plan. A review hearing shall be conducted in a manner that seeks the eligible adult's meaningful participation by considering procedural modifications and flexible times.
C. The department shall prepare and present to the children's court a report addressing progress made in meeting the goals in the transition plan, including an independent living transition proposal, and shall propose modifications as necessary to further those goals.
D. If the court finds the department has not made active efforts to comply with the voluntary support and services agreement and effectuate the transition plan, the court may order additional services and support to achieve the goals of the transition plan and the goals of state and federal law.
E. At every review hearing that occurs after the child attains sixteen years and six months of age, the court shall make a finding that the child has been notified about the fostering connections program and of the benefits of the program.
F. At the review hearing that occurs no later than three months before the child attains eighteen years of age, the court shall make a finding of whether the child has decided to participate in the fostering connections program and whether the child has been provided an opportunity to develop a voluntary services and support agreement.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - New Mexico Statutes Chapter 32A. Children's Code § 32A-26-8. Review hearings - last updated May 06, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/nm/chapter-32a-childrens-code/nm-st-sect-32a-26-8/
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