2010 Tennessee Code
Title 37 - Juveniles
Chapter 2 - Placement of Juveniles
Part 6 - Post-Custody Services
37-2-602 - Determination of whether youth applicants for assistance were formerly in state custody Identification by state agencies on agency forms Sharing of information.

37-2-602. Determination of whether youth applicants for assistance were formerly in state custody Identification by state agencies on agency forms Sharing of information.

(a)  All state agencies that administer cash or in-kind assistance, or both, to youth eighteen (18) to twenty-four (24) years of age within the course of normal business shall make reasonable efforts to determine if an applicant for assistance has ever been in the custody of the state. If the applicant has been in state custody, the state agency shall share information with the applicant regarding possible services to be provided by the department of children's services, other state agencies and community partners.

(b)  State agencies shall modify agency forms to identify youth who have been in state custody as the agencies' forms are otherwise revised and updated.

(c)  The department of children services may share services information for former foster youth and youth transitioning from state custody through already established models such as, but not limited to, web sites, emails, verbal notifications or other printed material.

[Acts 2009, ch. 415, § 1.]  

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