California Welfare and Institutions Code Section 366.215

CA Welf & Inst Code § 366.215 (2017)  

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. (SB 1064) Effective January 1, 2013.)

Last modified: October 25, 2018