Extended foster care: mutual agreement (SOC 162) requirements

Q: Does every NMD have to complete the mutual agreement (SOC 162) upon turning 18 years old in order to be eligible for extended foster care?

A: No, Assembly Bill (AB) 1712 clarified that there are two categories of NMDs that do not need to complete the mutual agreement at age 18: 

(1) A NMD who remains under delinquency jurisdiction after the age of 18 in order to complete his/her rehabilitative goals (remember, these youth must have an order for foster care placement on his/her 18th birthday to be eligible for extended foster care.  If there is that order, the NMD who continues under delinquency jurisdiction does not have to sign a mutual agreement);

(2) A NMD who is incapable of making an informed agreement.  This determination is made by the court. 

One thought on “Extended foster care: mutual agreement (SOC 162) requirements

  1. Walfredo Don says:

    An 18 year old youth has 6 months to sign the SOC 162.

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