On and after January 1, 2012, at the hearing required under Section 607.2 for a ward who is 18 years of age or older and subject to an order for foster care placement as described in Section 11402, the probation department shall complete all of the following actions:
(a) Ensure that the nonminor has been informed of his or her options, including the right to reenter foster care placement by completing a voluntary reentry agreement as described in subdivision (z) of Section 11400 and the right to file a petition pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 388 for the court to resume transition jurisdiction pursuant to Section 450.
(b) Ensure that the ward has had an opportunity to confer with his or her counsel.
(c) Ensure that the ward is present in court for the hearing, unless the ward has waived his or her right to appear in court and elects to appear by a telephone instead, or document the efforts it made to locate the ward when the ward is not available to appear at the hearing.
(d) Submit a report to the court describing all of the following:
(1) Whether it is in the ward’s best interest for a court to assume or continue transition jurisdiction over the ward as a nonminor dependent pursuant to Section 450.
(2) Whether the ward has indicated that he or she does not want juvenile court jurisdiction to continue.
(3) Whether the ward has been informed of his or her right to reenter foster care by completing the voluntary reentry agreement as described in subdivision (z) of Section 11400.
(e) Submit to the court the completed 90-day transition plan.
(f) Submit to the court written verification that the information, documents, and services set forth in paragraphs (1) to (8), inclusive, of subdivision (e) of Section 391 have been provided to the ward.
(g) Submit to the court written verification that the requirements set forth in Section 607.5 have been completed.
(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 459, Sec. 16. (AB 212) Effective October 4, 2011.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018