Fostering Connections Resource Center

Jurisdiction of the Family Court for Abused, Dependent and Neglected Children

Bill: SB 113; Status: Enacted

Summary: Creates a procedure by which youth exiting foster care in Delaware and who are provided services under the John H. Chafee Independence Act and/or the Fostering Connections and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 have a legal mechanism for Family Court to review the appropriateness of such services. Extended jurisdiction may continue until the youth attains 21 years of age.

Sponsored by Senator Cook