Transition Planning FAQ


“Transition planning” refers to the process of ensuring that youth in foster care are prepared for the transition from foster care to a successful adulthood. Federal law requires transition planning to begin no later than age 14. There are several procedures outlined in state law to ensure that transition planning is taking place, including transitional independent living plans (TILPs), 90-day transition plans prior to a youth’s exit from foster care, and court review of transition planning activities.


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