Fostering Connections Resource Center

Dependent Children & Relative Caregivers

Bill: AB 938, Chapter 261; Status: Enacted

Summary: Requires a social worker, when a child is removed from the home, to immediately begin conducting an investigation in order to identify and locate all grandparents, adult siblings, and other adult relative of the child, in order to provide those persons with specified information, including that the child has been removed from the custody of his or her parents or guardians and an explanation of various options to participate in placement of the child.

Sponsored by Assembly Judiciary Committee