Form AOC-DNA-6 "Order Permanency Hearing" - Kentucky

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AOC-DNA-6
Case No. _____________________
Rev. 1-21
Page 1 of 4
Court
 District
 Family
l e x
Commonwealth of Kentucky
e t
j u s t i t i a
County ______________________
Court of Justice
www.kycourts.gov
KRS 610.010, .070, .110, .125
Division ______________________
ORDER
KRS 610.160, .170
KRS 620.023, .027, .100, .140, .220
PERMANENCY HEARING
Hearing Type: Permanency (APR)
FCRPP 21; 42 U.S.C. § 675, § 675a
IN THE INTEREST OF: ____________________________________________________________________, A CHILD
DOB
Sex
Race
SSN
The following persons were present at today’s hearing:
 Mother
 Father  Child
 County Attorney  CHFS Worker _____________________________________
 Other Person Exercising Custodial Control or Supervision (PECCS) _______________________________________
 Counsel for Child _______________________________  Counsel for Mother _____________________________
 Counsel for Father ______________________________  Counsel for PECCS ___________________________
 CASA ________________________________________  Stepparent(s) _________________________________
 Foster Parent(s) _______________________________________________________________________________
 Person(s)/Agency providing care __________________________________________________________________
 Other ________________________________________________________________________________________
FINDINGS OF FACT / CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
NOTE: If additional space is needed for fi ndings, attach as an addendum.
The Court having previously made a fi nding of  dependency  neglect or abuse, the Court further fi nds and concludes:
1. The child’s best interests  require  do not require the Court to order a change of custody of the child.
2. Returning the child to the home at this time  is  is not contrary to the welfare of the child.
3. REASONABLE EFFORTS:
 Reasonable eff orts were made to prevent the child’s removal from the home.
 Reasonable eff orts to preserve or reunify the child with his/her family are not required pursuant to KRS 610.127.
 Reasonable eff orts were not made to prevent the child's removal or continued removal from the home.
 ICWA Cases Only. Active eff orts have been made to provide services to the family to prevent removal of the American
Indian child from his/her parent(s) or American Indian custodian(s) and to reunify the American Indian child with his/her
parent(s) or American Indian custodian(s) (if removed).
4. The Court  has  has not found that reasonable eff orts (active eff orts if ICWA case) have been/are being made to fi nalize
the permanency plan for the child.
5. For commitment under KRS 620.140: the child needs  protection  extraordinary services (KRS 600.050).
6.  This child has been in foster care for fi fteen (15) cumulative months out of forty-eight (48) months, and if applicable, the
following Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) exemptions apply:
 The child is being cared for by a relative.
 The Agency has documented the following compelling reason(s) as to why fi ling a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights would not be in the best interest of the child:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
AOC-DNA-6
Case No. _____________________
Rev. 1-21
Page 1 of 4
Court
 District
 Family
l e x
Commonwealth of Kentucky
e t
j u s t i t i a
County ______________________
Court of Justice
www.kycourts.gov
KRS 610.010, .070, .110, .125
Division ______________________
ORDER
KRS 610.160, .170
KRS 620.023, .027, .100, .140, .220
PERMANENCY HEARING
Hearing Type: Permanency (APR)
FCRPP 21; 42 U.S.C. § 675, § 675a
IN THE INTEREST OF: ____________________________________________________________________, A CHILD
DOB
Sex
Race
SSN
The following persons were present at today’s hearing:
 Mother
 Father  Child
 County Attorney  CHFS Worker _____________________________________
 Other Person Exercising Custodial Control or Supervision (PECCS) _______________________________________
 Counsel for Child _______________________________  Counsel for Mother _____________________________
 Counsel for Father ______________________________  Counsel for PECCS ___________________________
 CASA ________________________________________  Stepparent(s) _________________________________
 Foster Parent(s) _______________________________________________________________________________
 Person(s)/Agency providing care __________________________________________________________________
 Other ________________________________________________________________________________________
FINDINGS OF FACT / CONCLUSIONS OF LAW
NOTE: If additional space is needed for fi ndings, attach as an addendum.
The Court having previously made a fi nding of  dependency  neglect or abuse, the Court further fi nds and concludes:
1. The child’s best interests  require  do not require the Court to order a change of custody of the child.
2. Returning the child to the home at this time  is  is not contrary to the welfare of the child.
3. REASONABLE EFFORTS:
 Reasonable eff orts were made to prevent the child’s removal from the home.
 Reasonable eff orts to preserve or reunify the child with his/her family are not required pursuant to KRS 610.127.
 Reasonable eff orts were not made to prevent the child's removal or continued removal from the home.
 ICWA Cases Only. Active eff orts have been made to provide services to the family to prevent removal of the American
Indian child from his/her parent(s) or American Indian custodian(s) and to reunify the American Indian child with his/her
parent(s) or American Indian custodian(s) (if removed).
4. The Court  has  has not found that reasonable eff orts (active eff orts if ICWA case) have been/are being made to fi nalize
the permanency plan for the child.
5. For commitment under KRS 620.140: the child needs  protection  extraordinary services (KRS 600.050).
6.  This child has been in foster care for fi fteen (15) cumulative months out of forty-eight (48) months, and if applicable, the
following Adoption and Safe Families Act (ASFA) exemptions apply:
 The child is being cared for by a relative.
 The Agency has documented the following compelling reason(s) as to why fi ling a Petition for Termination of Parental
Rights would not be in the best interest of the child:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________
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Case No. ___________________________
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 The Agency has not provided services consistent with the case plan that the agency deems necessary for the safe
return of the child to his/her home.
7. The child’s parent(s) and/or other appropriate person(s)  were  were not notifi ed of this hearing by the Court.
Notice was not given because: __________________________________________________________________.
8.  The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS)  The Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ)  has
 has not presented evidence to the court concerning the case and progress of the child since the last
permanency hearing in accordance with KRS 610.125(4).
9.  CHFS  DJJ has made a recommendation as to the permanency goals of the child as follows:
a.  The child should be returned to the parent(s).
b.  The child should be placed for adoption.
c.  The child should be placed with the permanent custodian(s).
d.  CHFS  DJJ has documented a compelling reason that it is in the child’s best interest to be placed in another
planned permanent living arrangement other than those listed above.
OR
 CHFS  DJJ has not made a recommendation as to the permanency goals of the child.
10. Must be completed if another planned permanent living arrangement is the child's permanency plan:
a. The court has asked the child about his/her desired permanency outcome; and
b. The court has determined that another planned permanent living arrangement is the best permanency plan
for the child
and it continues not to be in the best interests of the child to return home; be placed for adoption; be placed with a
legal guardian; or be placed with a fi t and willing relative or
fi ctive kin for the following compelling
reason(s):
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________________________
11.  There continues to be no less restrictive alternative to removal of the child from the home of ____________________
due to the following (Please be specifi c and provide detailed information/circumstances relating to the child and why
there is no less restrictive alternative than continued removal of the child):
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
12. Having considered the evidence presented at the hearing relevant to determination of the permanency goal for the
child, the Court  has  has not found the child’s best interests are served by  CHFS’s  DJJ’s recommendations.
13. APPOINTMENT OF COUNSEL: Counsel as provided for in KRS 620.100(1) has been/will be appointed by separate
order, AOC-DNA-10, Order Appointing Counsel.
AOC-DNA-6
Rev. 1-21
Case No. ___________________________
Page 3 of 4
ORDER
WHEREAS, the above-named child was brought before this Court for an Annual Permanency Hearing (APR) pursuant
to KRS 610.125, which must be held no later than twelve (12) months after the date the child is considered to have
entered foster care, and every twelve (12) months thereafter if custody and out-of-home placement continues, the Court
fi nds its jurisdiction has been properly sought and based upon the fi ndings of fact and conclusions of law, IT IS HEREBY
ORDERED THAT:
1. The PERMANENCY PLAN shall be:
Returned to the parent(s)
Adoption
Placed with the permanent custodian(s)
Placed in another planned permanent living arrangement (only for a child age 16 or older)
Doc. Code:
2. If placed, or continuing to remain, out of the home of the child's parent(s) or legal custodian(s)/guardian(s)
from which the child was initially removed, the child shall:
OPCOM  Be committed or OPCMR  Remain committed to (check one):  CHFS  DJJ.
OPTCR  Be placed, or continue to remain, with relative(s) or other appropriate person(s) or agency named
below.
If returned or remaining in the home of initial removal, the child shall:
OPORC  Be returned/released to the home of the parent(s) or legal custodian(s)/guardian(s) from which the
child was initially removed.
OPREM  Remain in the home of the parent(s) or legal custodian(s)/guardian(s) from which the child was
initially removed.
If returned to CHFS from DJJ, the child shall:
OPDC
 Be discharged from commitment to DJJ and commitment be returned to CHFS pursuant to prior
Disposition Order and commitment dated __________________________ which remains in eff ect.
(KRS 610.125)
Name, address and relationship of person(s) to whom custody is granted if other than CHFS or DJJ:
Name: _______________________________________________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Relationship: ____________________________________
3.  The parent(s), guardian(s) or other person(s) exercising custodial control or supervision of the child shall cooperate with
CHFS and/or DJJ and actively participate in treatment or a social service program. (KRS 610.160)
4. OTHER ORDERS:
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
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5. The Court’s advisory recommendations, if any, regarding this child are:
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________
NEXT HEARING WILL BE HELD ______________________, 2_____, at _______  a.m.  p.m. at the following location:
____________________________________________________________________________________________
____________________________________________________________________________________________
Hearing Type:
 Review (REV)  6 Month Permanency Progress Review (PPR)
 Independent Living Review (ILR)
 Annual Permanency Hearing (APR)
 Post-TPR 90 Day Review (TPRV)
 Other (OH) ___________________________________
The following persons shall be present:
ALL PARTIES AND COUNSEL OF RECORD Except: __________________________________________________
AND:
 CASA _______________________________________________________________________________________
 Stepparent(s) _________________________________________________________________________________
 Foster Parent(s) _______________________________________________________________________________
 Person(s)/Agency providing care __________________________________________________________________
 Other _______________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________, 2______
____________________________________________
Date
Judge's Signature
Distribution:
 Court fi le
 Cabinet for Health and Family Services
 Department of Juvenile Justice
 Facility or agency where the child is committed or placed
 All counsel of record and/or parent(s)/custodian(s) if the child not represented by counsel.
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