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CA AB 2929

Title: Dependents: family finding.
Author: Juan Carrillo

Summary
AB 2929, as amended, Juan Carrillo. Dependents: family finding. (1) Existing law provides that a child may be adjudged to be a dependent of the juvenile court because of abuse or neglect and generally provides for the placement of dependent children in various foster care placement settings. Existing law requires the court to review the status of every dependent child in foster care no less frequently than once every 6 months and requires the county social worker to file a supplemental report as part of that review.This bill would additionally require the court, in conducting the periodic status review for a child or nonminor dependent who is not residing with their relatives, nonrelative extended family members, or in the case of an Indian child, their extended family members, or an Indian custodian, to determine whether the social worker has continued efforts, and in the case of an Indian child, the active efforts, to locate any relatives, extended family members, or nonrelative extended family members who could provide family support or possible placement of the child and the names of those relatives, extended family members, or nonrelative extended family members. The bill would also require the supplemental report for a child or nonminor dependent who does not reside with their relatives, nonrelative extended family members, or in the case of an Indian child, their extended family members, or an Indian custodian to additionally include the efforts, and in the case of an Indian child, the active efforts, and findings that the social worker has made to locate any relative, extended family members, or nonrelative extended family members who could provide family support or possible placement of the child or nonminor dependent and the name of those relatives, extended family members, or nonrelative extended family members. By imposing additional duties on county officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.(2) Existing law requires the court to place a foster child in the home of a relative, if possible, unless the placement would not be in the best interest of the child. Existing law requires the court to take into consideration other specified factors in making a determination of the placement of a foster child.This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to correct an erroneous cross reference in that provision.(3) The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

Status
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Bill Documents
CA AB 2929 - 06/27/24 - Amended Senate
06/27/24 - CA AB 2929 (06/27/24 - Amended Senate)


CA AB 2929 - 06/19/24 - Amended Senate
06/19/24 - CA AB 2929 (06/19/24 - Amended Senate)

CA AB 2929 - 02/15/24 - Introduced
02/15/24 - CA AB 2929 (02/15/24 - Introduced)

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