Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

11.43.1 Release of Commitment of a Child Committed as Dependent, Neglected or Abused

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 11-CPS Court
Effective:
12/3/2010
Section:
11.43.1 Release of Commitment of a Child Committed as Dependent, Neglected or Abused
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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Procedure

The SSW: 

  1. Prepares the intent to release from dependency commitment (TWIST) letter and forwards it to the FSOS for approval and signature;
  2. Completes and forwards the DPP-154A-Notice of Intended Action form ten (10) days prior to release of the youth notifying the parents of the cabinet’s intent and files a copy in the case record.

The FSOS: 

  1. Files a copy of the letter in the case record;
  2. Completes the following tasks if there are no objections from the court on releasing the child from commitment:
    1. Completes and forwards the release from dependency commitment (TWIST) letter to the:
      1. Judge of the committing court;
      2. Child's attorney;
      3. County attorney;
      4. Parents; and
      5. Citizen Foster Care Review Board;
    2. Completes procedures on the AOC-656-Order of Discharge; and
    3. Files a copy of both in the case record;
  3. Updates the case record to reflect that the child is no longer committed to the Cabinet;
  4. Approves and forwards the intent to release from dependency commitment letter to provide written notice of the Cabinet’s intent fourteen (14) days prior to releasing the child from commitment to the:
    1. Judge of the committing court;
    2. County attorney;
    3. Child’s attorney;
    4. Citizen Foster Care Review Board.
 

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