Permanent Connections for Probation Youth

Providing permanency and reclaiming a positive, contributing citizen for the community remain the greatest responsibilities for juvenile probation officers. These are the legacies of responsibility for the youth who come into the care of the probation department that will remain with them throughout their lives.

After completing this course officers will:

  • Understand the permanency planning hearing, termination of reunification services, and adoption assessment hearings and legal findings that must be made
  • Become familiar with differences in legal permanency options for wards
  • Know the process used for termination of parental rights
  • Become familiar with the implications of the Indian Child Welfare Act on permanency, especially termination of parental rights
  • Understand the use of youth-specific recruitment in establishing permanency
  • Be able to effectively terminate their relationship with the youth
  • Set the youth up for success when the youth returns to the community
  • Be equipped to establish permanency for the youth for whom they are responsible
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