Form JV-437 "Twelve-Month Permanency Attachment: Reunification Services Continued" - California

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JV-437
CASE NUMBER:
CHILD'S NAME:
TWELVE-MONTH PERMANENCY ATTACHMENT: REUNIFICATION SERVICES CONTINUED
(Welf. & Inst. Code, § 366.21(f))
1. By a preponderance of the evidence, the return of the child to his or her parent or legal guardian would create a substantial risk of
detriment to the safety, protection, or physical or emotional well-being of the child. The factual basis for this conclusion is stated on
the record.
Placement
The child's out-of-home placement is necessary.
2.
3.
The child's current placement is appropriate.
4.
For a child placed in a short-term residential therapeutic program, the court has considered the evidence and documentation
submitted under Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.1(l) when determining the continuing necessity for and
appropriateness of the placement.
5.
The child's current placement is not appropriate. The county agency must locate an appropriate placement for the child.
a.
The matter is continued to the date and time indicated in form JV-435, item 26 for a
written
oral
report by the county agency on the progress made in locating an appropriate placement.
b.
Other (specify):
6.
There has been a change in the child's placement, and the child is an Indian child or there is reason to know that the child is
an Indian child. Currently (choose one):
a.
The child is placed with a member of the child's extended family as defined by 25 U.S.C. § 1903; or
A diligent search was made for a placement with a member of the child's extended family, the efforts are documented in
b.
detail in the record, and the child is placed in a foster home licensed, approved, or specified by the Indian child's tribe; or
A diligent search was made for a placement with a member of the child's extended family, in a foster home licensed,
c.
approved, or specified by the Indian child's tribe, the efforts are documented in detail in the record, and the child is placed
in an Indian foster home licensed or approved by an authorized non-Indian licensing authority; or
A diligent search was made for a placement with a member of the child's extended family, in a foster home licensed,
d.
approved, or specified by the Indian child's tribe, or in an Indian foster home licensed or approved by an authorized non-
Indian licensing authority, the efforts are documented in detail in the record, and the child is placed in an institution for
children approved by an Indian tribe or operated by an Indian organization that has a program suitable to meet the Indian
child's needs; or
e.
The child is placed in accordance with the preferences established by the tribe; or
The court finds by clear and convincing evidence that there is good cause to depart from the placement preferences
f.
based on the reasons set out in the record.
7.
The child is placed outside the state of California and that out-of-state placement
a.
continues to be the most appropriate placement for the child and is in the best interest of the child.
b.
does not continue to be the most appropriate placement for the child and is not in the best interest of the child.
written
oral
The matter is continued to the date and time indicated in form JV-435, item 26 for a
report by the county agency on the progress made toward
(1)
returning the child to California and locating an appropriate placement within California.
(2)
locating an out-of-state placement that is the most appropriate placement for the child and in the best interest of
the child.
(3)
Other (specify):
Reunification services
8.
a.
There is substantial probability that the child may be returned to the
mother
biological father
Indian custodian
other
(specify):
presumed father
legal guardian
by the date set for the 18-month permanency hearing under Welf. & Inst. Code, § 366.22 because the person has
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Form Approved for Optional Use
TWELVE-MONTH PERMANENCY ATTACHMENT:
Welfare and Institutions Code, §§ 366.21(f);
Judicial Council of California
Cal. Rules of Court, rules 5.708 and 5.715
REUNIFICATION SERVICES CONTINUED
JV-437 [Rev. October 1, 2021]
www.courts.ca.gov
(Welf. & Inst. Code, § 366.21(f))
JV-437
CASE NUMBER:
CHILD'S NAME:
TWELVE-MONTH PERMANENCY ATTACHMENT: REUNIFICATION SERVICES CONTINUED
(Welf. & Inst. Code, § 366.21(f))
1. By a preponderance of the evidence, the return of the child to his or her parent or legal guardian would create a substantial risk of
detriment to the safety, protection, or physical or emotional well-being of the child. The factual basis for this conclusion is stated on
the record.
Placement
The child's out-of-home placement is necessary.
2.
3.
The child's current placement is appropriate.
4.
For a child placed in a short-term residential therapeutic program, the court has considered the evidence and documentation
submitted under Welfare and Institutions Code section 366.1(l) when determining the continuing necessity for and
appropriateness of the placement.
5.
The child's current placement is not appropriate. The county agency must locate an appropriate placement for the child.
a.
The matter is continued to the date and time indicated in form JV-435, item 26 for a
written
oral
report by the county agency on the progress made in locating an appropriate placement.
b.
Other (specify):
6.
There has been a change in the child's placement, and the child is an Indian child or there is reason to know that the child is
an Indian child. Currently (choose one):
a.
The child is placed with a member of the child's extended family as defined by 25 U.S.C. § 1903; or
A diligent search was made for a placement with a member of the child's extended family, the efforts are documented in
b.
detail in the record, and the child is placed in a foster home licensed, approved, or specified by the Indian child's tribe; or
A diligent search was made for a placement with a member of the child's extended family, in a foster home licensed,
c.
approved, or specified by the Indian child's tribe, the efforts are documented in detail in the record, and the child is placed
in an Indian foster home licensed or approved by an authorized non-Indian licensing authority; or
A diligent search was made for a placement with a member of the child's extended family, in a foster home licensed,
d.
approved, or specified by the Indian child's tribe, or in an Indian foster home licensed or approved by an authorized non-
Indian licensing authority, the efforts are documented in detail in the record, and the child is placed in an institution for
children approved by an Indian tribe or operated by an Indian organization that has a program suitable to meet the Indian
child's needs; or
e.
The child is placed in accordance with the preferences established by the tribe; or
The court finds by clear and convincing evidence that there is good cause to depart from the placement preferences
f.
based on the reasons set out in the record.
7.
The child is placed outside the state of California and that out-of-state placement
a.
continues to be the most appropriate placement for the child and is in the best interest of the child.
b.
does not continue to be the most appropriate placement for the child and is not in the best interest of the child.
written
oral
The matter is continued to the date and time indicated in form JV-435, item 26 for a
report by the county agency on the progress made toward
(1)
returning the child to California and locating an appropriate placement within California.
(2)
locating an out-of-state placement that is the most appropriate placement for the child and in the best interest of
the child.
(3)
Other (specify):
Reunification services
8.
a.
There is substantial probability that the child may be returned to the
mother
biological father
Indian custodian
other
(specify):
presumed father
legal guardian
by the date set for the 18-month permanency hearing under Welf. & Inst. Code, § 366.22 because the person has
Page 1 of 2
Form Approved for Optional Use
TWELVE-MONTH PERMANENCY ATTACHMENT:
Welfare and Institutions Code, §§ 366.21(f);
Judicial Council of California
Cal. Rules of Court, rules 5.708 and 5.715
REUNIFICATION SERVICES CONTINUED
JV-437 [Rev. October 1, 2021]
www.courts.ca.gov
(Welf. & Inst. Code, § 366.21(f))
JV-437
CHILD'S NAME:
CASE NUMBER:
(1) made significant progress in resolving the problems that led to the removal;
8. a.
(2) demonstrated the capacity and ability to complete the objectives of the treatment plan and to provide for the safety,
protection, physical and emotional health, and special needs of the child; and
(3) consistently and regularly contacted and visited the child.
b.
Reasonable services have not been provided to the
mother
biological father
Indian custodian
other
presumed father
legal guardian
(specify):
9. Reunification services are continued for the
mother
biological father
Indian custodian
other
(specify):
presumed father
legal guardian
a.
as previously ordered.
b.
as modified
(1)
on the record.
(2)
in the case plan.
10.
The likely date by which the child may be returned to and safely maintained in the home or placed for adoption, tribal
customary adoption, legal guardianship, or in an identified placement with a specific goal is (specify date):
Important individuals
Child 10 years of age or older, placed in a group home for six months or longer from the date the child entered
11.
foster care
a.
The county agency has made efforts to identify individuals who are important to the child and to maintain the child's
relationships with those individuals, consistent with the child's best interest.
b.
The county agency has not made efforts to identify individuals who are important to the child and to maintain the child's
relationships with those individuals, consistent with the child's best interest.
c.
To identify individuals who are important to the child and to maintain the child's relationships with those individuals, the
county agency must provide the services
(1)
as stated on the record.
(2)
as follows:
Health
12.
The
mother
biological father
Indian custodian
other
presumed father
legal guardian
(specify):
is
unable
unwilling
unavailable
to make decisions regarding the child's needs for medical,
surgical, dental, or other remedial care, and the right to make these decisions is suspended under Welf. & Inst. Code, § 369
and vested with the county agency.
Advisement
13. The court informed all parties present at the time of the hearing and further advises all parties that if the child is not returned to the
home at the 18-month permanency hearing set on a date within 18 months from the date the child was initially removed from his or
her home, the case may be referred to a selection and implementation hearing under Welf. & Inst. Code, § 366.26 that may result
in the termination of parental rights and adoption of the child and other members of the sibling group or, in the case of an
Indian child for whom tribal customary adoption under section 366.24 is selected as the permanent plan goal, modification
of parental rights and the adoption of the child and other members of the sibling group.
Eighteen-month permanency hearing date:
JV-437 [Rev. October 1, 2021]
TWELVE-MONTH PERMANENCY ATTACHMENT:
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REUNIFICATION SERVICES CONTINUED
(Welf. & Inst. Code, § 366.21(f))
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