Transition Planning for Older Youth: A Guide for Local Teams (including, Appendix C: Questions About Transition Planning That Judges Should Ask at Review Hearings of Youth 16+).
University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Center on Children, Families, and the Law. Through the Eyes of the Child Initiative. Project Everlast. Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative. Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
This guide discusses key considerations that Nebraska child and youth teams need to review when addressing the issues of older youth in their court system who are transitioning to independent living. Strategies are discussed that address the following recommendations: get informed about the needs and older youth and transition planning requirements, find out what the problems are, implement best practices and statutory requirements into court cases, invite the DHHS Service Area Administrator to a team meeting to discuss any systemic barriers a team cannot resolve, and research more resources for ideas. Appendices include a sample transition plan, questions about transition planning judges should ask at review hearings of youth who are 16 years of age or older, a transition proposal checklist, a youth inventory, and a Permanency Pact. A list of 45 suggested supports that a supportive adult might offer to a youth transitioning form care is also included.
foster adolescents; aging out; independent living skills; youth services; judges; courts; case plans; guidelines