Nebraska Revised Statute 43-4509

Chapter 43 Section 4509

43-4509.

Department; periodic case reviews; written notice; contents.

(1) The department and at least one person who is not responsible for case management, in collaboration with the young adult and additional persons identified by the young adult, shall conduct periodic case reviews consistent with 42 U.S.C. 675(5)(B) not less than once every one hundred eighty days to evaluate progress made toward meeting the goals set forth in the case plan. The department is not required to have legal counsel present at such reviews. The department shall utilize a team approach in conducting such reviews and shall seek to facilitate the participation of the young adult. Reviews shall be conducted in an informal manner and, whenever possible, scheduled at times that allow for the attendance and participation of the young adult.

(2) At the end of each case review, the reviewer conducting the periodic case review shall notify the young adult of his or her right to request a client-directed attorney and an additional permanency review and shall provide the young adult with a clear and developmentally appropriate written notice regarding the young adult's right to request a client-directed attorney, the benefits and role of such attorney, the specific steps to take to request that an attorney be appointed, the young adult's right to request an additional permanency review hearing, the potential benefits and purpose of such a hearing, and the specific steps to take to request an additional permanency review hearing.