After approximately 23 months of sometimes intense debate, DCF’s administrative rules on Extended Foster Care will go into effect on Monday, November 2, 2015. They can be found here or by searching at www.flrules.gov. The final rules focus heavily on a youth’s admission and discharge from the program, including clarifying eligibility requirements and appeal procedures.
Many of the features I wanted to see in the rules did not make it, unsurprisingly. I am, however, glad the rules are done, and congratulate the folks who wrote them under stress from the many conflicting demands of both the powerful and the loud.