MCL - Section 722.983

FOSTER CARE INDEPENDENCE ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 215 of 2008


722.983 Services; eligibility; exceptions; services provided to young adults 14 years of age and older; availability of services through 20 years of age; services provided on as-needed basis.

Sec. 3.

    (1) A young adult is eligible for services under this act if he or she is or has been in a foster care placement through the state or a child placing agency based on child abuse or child neglect on or after his or her fourteenth birthday.
    (2) A young adult is not eligible for services under this act if 1 or more of the following apply:
    (a) The young adult is in an out-of-home placement solely as an adjudicated delinquent. If the young adult is currently an adjudicated delinquent but met the eligibility criteria before his or her adjudication, services may be provided under this act.
    (b) The young adult was never in an out-of-home placement based on child abuse or child neglect.
    (c) The young adult is in a detention facility or other state-operated facility.
    (3) Services under this act may be provided to eligible young adults 14 years of age and older regardless of the permanency planning goal. Services under this act may be available to all eligible young adults after case closure through 20 years of age. Services under this act may be provided on an "as-needed" basis.


History: 2008, Act 215, Imd. Eff. July 16, 2008