1. At a Glance

At a Glance

Adversary

Status

Perm Hearing Before Final Order

Perm Hearing After Final Order

Hearing Set Timely

14 days or 30 days

60 days

1st at 180 days, thereafter, 120 days

180 days, except 1st at 90 days if TPR

Court of Exclusive, Continuing Jurisdiction

Yes

No

No

No

Child AAL and GAL Appointed

No later than 14-day Hearing

Required before 14-day Hearing

Required before 14-day Hearing

Required before 14-day Hearing

Parent Attorney

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Notice of Removal Provided

Yes

Yes

No

No

Notice of Hearing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Court Report Filed and Provided

Not Required

Not Required

Yes

Yes

Identify All Parties and Swear Witnesses

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Inquire About Absent Parties

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Inquire About Diligent Efforts

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Address Service on Parties

Yes

Yes, if outstanding

Yes, if outstanding

No

Address Parentage Issues

Yes

Yes, if outstanding

Yes, if outstanding

No

Issue Orders Regarding Service

Yes

Yes, if outstanding

Yes, if outstanding

No

Admonish Parents of Right to Atty

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Admonish Parents of TPR

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Aggravated Circumstances

Yes

No

No

No

Inquire About Indian Heritage and Document

Yes

Yes

Yes

No, unless new information

Indian Child Welfare Act Standards

If applicable:

clear and convincing, expert testimony

If applicable:

active efforts

If applicable:

active efforts

No

Child Placement Resources Form

Yes

Yes, if outstanding

No

No

Initial Home Studies on File

Yes

Yes

No

No

Child Present

No

No

Yes

Yes

AAL met with client, form submitted if not

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Review Current and Alternative Placement

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Determine if able to place with relative, cite evidence

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Temporary Visitation Plan on File

Yes

No

No

No

Review

Visitation Plan

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Service Plan Development

No

Yes

No

No

Review

Service Plan

No

Yes

Review Compliance

Review Compliance

Review Permanency Goal

No

No

Yes

Yes

Review Education Goals, Progress, and Needs

No

If needed

Yes

Yes

Education Decision-Maker Identified

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Review

Medical Care

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Medical Consenter Identified

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Childs Opinion on Medical Care Known

No

No

Yes

Yes

Normalcy Activities

No

No

Yes

Yes

Reasonable Efforts Findings Required

Yes, to determine evidence sufficient for TMC to DFPS

Yes, as relates to Service Plan requirements

Yes, as relates to execution of permanency plan

Yes, as relates to execution of permanency plan

Determine Dismissal Date

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Transitional Living Plan on File if Child is 16 or Older

No

No

No

Yes

If APPLA, Dept has conducted Independent Living Skills Assmt

No

No

Yes

Yes

Review Extended Jurisdiction

No

No

No

Yes

Set Next Hearing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Issue Order and Provide to Parties

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes