AB 2000, as amended, Campos. Wards: termination of juvenile court jurisdiction.
Existing law establishes the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, which may adjudge a minor to be a ward of the court on the basis of the minor’s delinquent behavior. Under existing law, the jurisdiction of the juvenile court may continue until the ward attains 21 or 25 years of age, depending on the nature of the offense. Existing law requires the juvenile court to hold a hearing prior to terminating jurisdiction over a ward who is subject to an order of foster care, as specified. Under existing law, whenever the juvenile court terminates jurisdiction over a ward who has also been designated a dependent of the court or previously placed into foster care, the probation or parole officer is required to provide the ward with specified information and documents relating to benefits for former foster children.
This bill would
begin delete require the juvenile
court to conduct a hearing prior to terminating jurisdiction over a ward who has attained 18 years of age and who is either placed out of the home by the juvenile court or who is returning to an unstable home environment. The bill would requireend delete the probation department begin delete to provideend delete certain information, documents, and services to the begin delete ward before the court may terminate jurisdiction.end delete By imposing this duty on probation officers, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would also direct the Judicial Council to develop and implement standards and forms necessary to implement these provisions.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 607.6 is added to the Welfare and
2Institutions Code, to read:
(a) The juvenile court shall not terminate jurisdiction
4over a ward
begin delete who has attained 18 years of age and who is either until
5placed out of the home by the juvenile court in the most recent
6order or who is returning to an unstable home environment,end delete
7a hearing is conducted pursuant to this section and the
begin delete probation that the
8department has submitted a report verifyingend delete
9following information, documents, and services have been provided
10to the ward,
begin delete or in the case of a ward who, after reasonable efforts
11by the probation department, cannot be located, verifying the
12efforts made to make the following available to the ward:end delete
17(1) Written information concerning the ward’s case, including
18any known information regarding the ward’s Indian heritage or
19tribal connections, if applicable, directions on how to access the
20documents the ward is entitled to inspect under Section 827, and
21the date on which the jurisdiction of the juvenile court would be
P3 1(2) Written information regarding any psychoactive or other
2medications that the ward is taking, including the dosage, the
3reason the medications were prescribed, contact information of
4the prescribing doctor or psychiatrist, and information regarding
5how to maintain the medication regimen if the ward so chooses.
6(3) The following documents:
7(A) Social security
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8(B) Certified copy of his or her birth certificate.
9(C) Health and education summary, as described in subdivision
10(a) of Section
begin delete 16010.end delete
11(D) Driver’s license, as described in Section 12500 of the
12Vehicle Code, or identification card, as described in Section 13000
13of the Vehicle Code.
14(E) A letter prepared by the probation department that includes
15the following information:
16(i) The ward’s name and date of birth.
17(ii) The dates during which the ward was within the jurisdiction
18of the juvenile court.
19(iii) A statement that the ward was a youth in compliance with
20state and federal financial aid documentation requirements.
21(F) If applicable, the death certificate of the parent or parents.
22(G) If applicable, proof of the ward’s citizenship or legal
25 An advance health care directive form.
begin deleteReferrals for assistance end deletewith completing an
27application for Medi-Cal or
begin delete referrals forend delete assistance with obtaining
begin delete insurance.end delete
30(5) Referrals to transitional housing, if available, or referrals to
begin delete housing.end delete
33(6) Referrals for assistance with obtaining employment or other
begin deleteAssistance end deletein applying for admission
36to college or to a vocational training program or other educational
37institution and in obtaining financial aid, where appropriate.
38(8) If the ward has been in out-of-home placement for
begin delete six or longer from the date the ward entered foster
begin delete a long-term detention facility,end delete contact information in the ward’s file for
2individuals who are important to the ward, based on the ward’s
4(9) For wards between 18 and 21 years of age who were placed
5in foster care, assistance in accessing the Independent Living
6Aftercare Program in the ward’s county of residence.
7(b) At any hearing for a ward who has turned 18 years of age
8at which the court is considering terminating jurisdiction, the
9probation department shall ensure that the nonminor is present in
10court, unless the nonminor does not wish to appear in court and
11elects a telephonic appearance, or shall document reasonable efforts
12made by the probation department to locate the ward when the
13ward is not available.
14(c) At the hearing closest to and before a ward’s 18th birthday
15and every review hearing thereafter for nonminor wards, the
16probation department shall submit a report describing efforts
17toward completing the items described in subparagraphs (E) to
18(H), inclusive, of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a).
33 If the ward has met his or her rehabilitative goal and requests
34immediate termination of jurisdiction, the termination shall not be
begin delete ifend delete the probation department begin delete has not compliedend delete
36 with this section.
38 The Judicial Council shall develop and implement standards,
39and develop and adopt appropriate forms, necessary to implement
If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
2this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
3local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
4pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
54 of Title 2 of the Government Code.