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DE Bill Revises Child Placement Law

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware House members are set to vote on a bill revising laws regarding the placement of children in state custody.
    
The bill to be voted on Thursday strikes a provision in the current law that requires the consent of the Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families for the placement of a child in a non-relative's home.
    
The legislation would make the children's department's assessment of the proposed placement simply a factor for a Family Court judge to consider.
    
It makes clear that the Family Court has the final authority to determine whether or not the placement is appropriate.

 

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