Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

11.43.2 Release of Commitment of Status Offenders

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:
11.43.2 Release of Commitment of Status Offenders
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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Procedure

The SSW: 

  1. Prepares the AOC-656-Order of Discharge form and intent to release from status offender commitment (TWIST) letter and forwards to the FSOS for approval and signature;
  2. Forwards a completed copy of the DPP-154A-Notice of Intended Action form ten (10) days prior to the release of the youth notifying the parents of the Cabinet’s intent and files a copy in the case record;
  3. Updates the case record to reflect that the child is no longer committed to the Cabinet.

The FSOS or designee: 

  1. Consults with the SRA or designee prior to making a final decisionto release the youth from commitment if the youth is under eighteen (18) years of age and is absent without leave (AWOL);
  2. Approves and forwards the intent to release from status offender commitment letter to provide written notice of the Cabinet’s intent fourteen (14) days prior to releasing the youth from commitment to the:
    1. Judge of the committing court;
    2. County attorney;
    3. Youth’s attorney;
    4. Residential treatment facility or group home, if applicable;
    5. Citizen Foster Care Review Board; and
  3. Files a copy in the case record;
  4. Completes the following tasks if there is no objection from the court:
    1. Completes and forwards a copy of the release from status offender commitment letter to the:
      1. Judge of the committing court;
      2. Youth's attorney;
      3. County attorney;
      4. Residential treatment facility or group home, if applicable;
      5. Youth;
      6. Youth’s parents; and
    2. Completes procedures on the AOC-656-Order of Discharge;
    3. Files a copy of both in the case record.

 

 

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