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Introduced House Bill (H)

DIGEST

After care services for foster youth. Provides that an individual who receives foster care until the individual is 18 years of age is eligible to receive collaborative care services until the individual is 21 years of age (rather than 20 years of age, under current law). Requires the department of child services to do the following: (1) Apply to the United States Secretary for Health and Human Services for funds to provide services under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (Chafee services) by submitting a plan providing that Indiana shall provide assistance and services After care services for foster youth. Provides that an individual who receives foster care until the individual is 18 years of age is eligible to receive collaborative care services until the individual is 21 years of age (rather than 20 years of age, under current law). Requires the department of child services to do the following: (1) Apply to the United States Secretary for Health and Human Services for funds to provide services under the John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood (Chafee services) by submitting a plan providing that Indiana shall provide assistance and services to individuals who have aged out of foster care and are less than 23 years of age. (2) If the plan is approved, provide Chafee services to individuals who have aged out of foster care and are less than 23 years of age. ... View more