Oregon Statutes - Chapter 419B - Juvenile Code: Dependency - Section 419B.443 - Time and content of reports.

(1) An agency described in ORS 419B.440 shall file the reports required by ORS 419B.440 (2) at the end of the initial six-month period and no less frequently than each six months thereafter. The agency shall file reports more frequently if the court so orders. The reports shall include, but not be limited to:

(a) A description of the problems or offenses that necessitated the placement of the child or ward with the agency;

(b) A description of the type and an analysis of the effectiveness of the care, treatment and supervision that the agency has provided for the child or ward;

(c) A list of all placements made since the child or ward has been in the guardianship or legal custody of an agency and the length of time the child or ward has spent in each placement;

(d) For a child or ward in substitute care, a list of all schools the child or ward has attended since the child or ward has been in the guardianship or legal custody of the agency, the length of time the child or ward has spent in each school and, for a child or ward 14 years of age or older, the number of high school credits the child or ward has earned;

(e) A list of dates of face-to-face contacts the assigned case worker has had with the child or ward since the child or ward has been in the guardianship or legal custody of the agency and, for a child or ward in substitute care, the place of each contact;

(f) For a child or ward in substitute care, a list of the visits the child or ward has had with the childís or wardís parents or siblings since the child or ward has been in the guardianship or legal custody of the agency and the place and date of each visit;

(g) A description of agency efforts to return the child or ward to the parental home or find permanent placement for the child or ward, including, when applicable, efforts to assist the parents in remedying factors which contributed to the removal of the child or ward from the home;

(h) A proposed treatment plan or proposed continuation or modification of an existing treatment plan, including a proposed visitation plan or proposed continuation or modification of an existing visitation plan and a description of efforts expected of the child or ward and the parents to remedy factors that have prevented the child or ward from safely returning home within a reasonable time;

(i) If continued substitute care is recommended, a proposed timetable for the childís or wardís return home or other permanent placement or a justification of why extended substitute care is necessary; and

(j) If the child or ward has been placed in foster care outside the state, whether the child or ward has been visited not less frequently than every six months by a state or private agency.

(2) In addition to the information required in a report made under subsection (1) of this section, for a ward who is in the legal custody of the Department of Human Services pursuant to ORS 419B.337 but who will be or recently has been placed in the physical custody of a parent or a person who was appointed the wardís legal guardian prior to placement of the ward in the legal custody of the department, a report required under ORS 419B.440 (1) shall include:

(a) A recommended timetable for dismissal of the departmentís legal custody of the ward and termination of the wardship; and

(b) A description of the services that the department will provide to the ward and the wardís physical custodian to eliminate the need for the department to continue legal custody.

(3) In addition to the information required in a report made under subsection (1) of this section, if the report is made by the department under ORS 419B.440 (2)(c), the report shall include:

(a) A recommended timetable for dismissal of the departmentís legal custody of the ward and termination of the wardship; and

(b) A description of the services that the department has provided to the ward and the wardís physical custodian to eliminate the need for the department to continue legal custody.

(4) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, reports need not contain information contained in prior reports. [1993 c.33 §130; 2001 c.686 §22; 2003 c.396 §75; 2007 c.610 §2; 2007 c.611 §6; 2007 c.806 §8]

Note: See note under 419B.440.

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