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Enacted Older Youth Legislation in Arkansas

Foster Youth

Bill: SB 359, Act 391; Status: Enacted

Summary: Establishes that the Department of Human Services shall develop a transitional plan with every juvenile in foster care not later than the juvenile's seventeenth birthday or within ninety (90) days of entering a foster care program for juveniles who enter foster care at seventeen (17) years of age or older. Mandates the department to assist the child aging out of foster care with the obtaining health insurance and employment, among other items.

Sponsored by Senators Madison, Salmon, Teague, J. Key, D. Johnson, Bryles, R. Thompson, P. Malone, Glover, Whittaker and Representative Powers

Pending Older Youth Legislation in Arkansas

There is no pending Older Youth legislation for Arkansas.