[346-398] Petition; venue. (a) Within thirty days after the voluntary care agreement is signed, the department shall file with the court in the county where the young adult resides a petition invoking the jurisdiction of the court under this part, which shall contain:

(1) The young adult's name, date of birth, and current address;

(2) A statement of facts that supports the eligibility of the young adult for foster care services that includes the following:

(A) The reasonable efforts made to achieve permanency for the young adult; and

(B) The reasons why it is in the best interest of the young adult to extend foster care services; and

(3) A copy of the signed voluntary care agreement.

(b) Upon the filing of the petition, the court shall open a young adult voluntary foster care case for the purpose of determining whether extending foster care services is in the young adult's best interests. The court shall conduct a hearing and make its determination no later than fifteen days after the filing of the petition.

(c) The court shall set a periodic review to be held within one hundred eighty days after the signing of the voluntary care agreement. [L 2013, c 252, pt of 2]



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