Under a CARS agreement, the young person is not in DSS custody. On the contrary, they voluntarily agreed to be with the Agency`s Investment Authority for the duration of the agreement. This allows adoptive parents to continue to receive financial assistance for the provision of housing and care for young adults. Young people must have been cared for at the age of 18, have agreed to reside in an approved placement and have entered into a voluntary employment contract with a district children`s aid service. N.C. DIV. OF SOCIAL SERVS., FAMILY SUPPORT AND CHILD WELFARE MANUAL, FAMILY SUPPORT AND CHILD WELFARE MANUAL, Child Placement Servs., Change 04-2016, No. 1201 (XII) (C) (Dec 2016). The Tribunal makes findings based on evidence presented at this review hearing on all subjects: (1) Whether the accommodation is in the best interests of the young adult in care; (2) services that have been or should be provided to young adults in the area of care to improve intermediation; (3) Services that have been or should be provided to young adults in care to promote the young adult`s educational or career ambitions" N.C. gene. Stat.
Participants follow the program when they are 21 years old. Even young adults can leave the program at any time. As long as they are eligible, those who leave the country can join at any time. However, young adults may be made redundant from the program if they do not respect their agreement with the county or if they do not attend the necessary meetings or if they do not progress in the transition life plan. Counties must apply for judicial review before the program is terminated. 7B-910. Checking voluntary care spaces. These are conferences that usually take place before the first trial when the CPS submits a petition claiming that a child is abusing, neglected or dependent. These conferences are led by a neutral party that is not involved in the case. Parents, family members, lawyers, CPS staff and the legal guardian ad litem participate in the conferences.
These conferences offer all parties the opportunity to exchange information and discuss available resources and options on topics such as mediation, visitation, education and child health.