The Supervised Independent Living Placement
The Supervised Independent Living Placement (SILP) is one of the new placement options for youth participating in extended foster care.
- SILPs are appropriate for those non-minor dependents (NMDs) who are high functioning and able to live independently: Of all placement options available, the SILP provides the least amount of support and supervision, and the highest amount of autonomy.
- SILP with support: The exception is a SILP that includes assistance from a permanent connection in addition to a social worker or probation officer, which could include living skills training.
- There is an approval process for NMDs placed in SILPs: Refer to the information below for the process and corresponding forms required.
- There are a range of eligible living settings that can qualify as a SILP: Refer to the information below for eligible living settings.
ELIGIBLE LIVING SETTINGS FOR A SILP
STEPS TO APPROVING A SILP
More information in AB 12 Primer
For more information on SILP-related topics, including moving from one SILP to another, and residing in a SILP out of state, refer to the AB 12 Primer.
Training on approving SILPs
California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC) training for social workers and probation officers which provides information and guidelines to assist with the process of approving a SILP, is accessible on the CalSWEC website.