California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 366.215

366.215. With respect to a hearing held pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 366.21, if the child in question was under three years of age on the date of the initial removal, or is a member of a sibling group described in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 361.5, the court, in determining whether to schedule a hearing pursuant to Section 366.26, shall take into account any particular barriers to a parent s ability to maintain contact with his or her child due to the parent s incarceration, institutionalization, detention by the United States Department of Homeland Security, or deportation.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 845, Sec. 11. Effective January 1, 2013.)

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