Release from Division custody has limited application and should be considered in the following circumstances:
- The child’s behavior is such that a more restrictive environment is needed than the Division can provide, or
- The child is a “runaway” and after diligent effort over a 90-day period, neither the Division nor the juvenile court has been able to locate the child, or
- The child’s condition is such that other types of substitute treatment care can more appropriately meet his/her needs.
Transfer of custody to another agency or provider.
When custody is transferred, the Division’s legal responsibility may be terminated at the discretion of the juvenile court of jurisdiction. The case manager shall continue to provide support services until the Court relieves the CD from making reasonable efforts or jurisdiction is released.