New Forms Available for Extended Foster Care, Including New SILP Assessment

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has released an All County Information Notice (ACIN) sharing five revised forms used in extended foster care: The Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) Approval and Placement Agreement (SOC 157A), the SILP Inspection: Checklist of Facility Health and Safety Standards (SOC 157B), the Mutual Agreement (SOC 162), the Voluntary Re-Entry Agreement (SOC 163), and the Transitional Independent Living Plan (TILP 1).

Additionally, CDSS highly encourages counties to utilize a new standardized SILP readiness assessment tool (SOC 157C) in order to standardize how non-minor dependents (NMDs) are being assessed for SILPs and to foster continuity for NMDs who move between counties. The tool takes into consideration that there is more than one type of SILP (i.e. living entirely independently vs. living in a SILP with a supportive adult), and assesses across several areas, covering 21 different topics.

Included on the SOC 157C is a section where, if the SILP is denied, the social worker or probation officer must indicate where the NMD is currently placed, and what other placement options are available to the youth. To read the ACIN, follow this LINK.

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