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Court-Appointed Special Advocate Volunteers Working with Foster Youth

Concerning court-appointed special advocates who work with youth in the foster youth in transition program.
2024 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Human Services
Bill Summary

The act clarifies that court-appointed special advocate volunteers can be attached, stay attached, or be reattached to cases for foster youth in transition. With the consent of the youth, a CASA volunteer may be appointed in a foster youth in transition program case and may support the youth in planning for the youth's future and accessing necessary services, supports, and assistance consistent with the youth's expressed interests and the program's goals. A CASA volunteer appointed to a youth in a foster youth in transition program case shall not make best interests recommendations to the court or others and must not have access to or share confidential information about the youth without the youth's express consent to access or share such information.

APPROVED by Governor May 24, 2024

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    05/24/2024 Signed Act PDF
    05/08/2024 Final Act PDF
    05/01/2024 Rerevised PDF
    04/30/2024 Revised PDF
    04/14/2024 Reengrossed PDF
    04/11/2024 Engrossed PDF
    03/18/2024 Introduced PDF

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details