C. Supervised Independent Living

The Supervised Independent Living (SIL) program allows a youth to live in residential foster care in a more independent setting, including apartments, dorms and shared housing. Young adults receive casework and support services to help them become independent and self-sufficient.

If a youth is placed in a SIL program, CPS does not supervise the youth’s living situation or maintain contact unless the youth is receiving transitional living services such as the Transitional Living Allowance and Aftercare Room and Board, Education and Training Voucher, and Aftercare case management.

For more information, please see the Extended Court Jurisdiction Flowchart, Extended Jurisdiction Matrix, and the Transitional Living Services Handout developed by DFPS.[74]

Through SIL a young adult has:

◦   Manage their own finances

◦   Buying groceries/personal items

◦   Working with a Landlord

◦   Achieving identified education and employment goals

◦   Accessing community resources

◦   Engaging in needed life skills training

◦   Establishing important relationships