Fostering Connections Resource Center

Education of Children in Foster Care, Independent Living Skills Training

Bill: HB 126; Status: Enacted

Summary: Determines that if continued custody is in the best interests of the person and the person consents to it, the court may grant two-year extensions of commitment that do not extend beyond the person's 21st birthday. Allows for an additional period of state custody past 19 years of age if the person is in need of out-of-home care to avoid personal harm or homelessness and to enhance the person's ability to continue their education or otherwise improve their successful transition to independent living.

Sponsored by Representative Gara