Rule 7-305. Reviews.

Intent:

To establish the procedures for scheduling review hearings.

To establish the requirements for preparation of intervention plans and progress reports.

To establish the procedure for submission of intervention plans and progress reports prior to review hearings.

Applicability:

This rule shall apply to the Juvenile Court's probation department and other agencies which submit reports to the court.

Statement of the Rule:

(1) Scheduling review hearings.

(1)(A) Review hearings shall be scheduled either upon motion or according to the provisions of this rule.

(1)(B) Review hearings which have been requested by motion shall be scheduled and conducted according to the Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure.

(1)(C) Any individual, agency, or institution vested with temporary legal custody or guardianship must make a motion for a review hearing at the expiration of 18 months from the date of the placement order.

(1)(D) All cases which require periodic review hearings under Utah statutes shall be scheduled for court review not less than once every six months from the date of disposition.

(1)(E) A regular review calendar may be set by the court to facilitate appearances by child placement agencies.

(2) Intervention plans.

(2)(A) In all cases where the disposition order places temporary legal custody or guardianship of the youth with an individual, agency, or institution, a proposed intervention plan shall be submitted by the probation department when probation has been ordered; by the agency having custody or guardianship; or by the agency providing protective supervision, within 30 days following the date of disposition. This intervention plan shall be updated whenever a substantial change in conditions or circumstances arise.

(2)(B) In cases where both parents have been permanently deprived of parental rights, the intervention plan shall identify efforts made by the child placing agency to secure the adoption of the youth and subsequent review hearings held until the youth has been adopted or permanently placed.

(3) Progress reports.

(3)(A) A written progress report relating to the intervention plan shall be submitted to the court by the agency which prepared the intervention plan at least two working days prior to the review hearing date.

(3)(B) The progress report shall contain the following:

(3)(B)(i) A review of the original conditions which invoked the court's jurisdiction.

(3)(B)(ii) Any significant changes in these conditions.

(3)(B)(iii) The number and types of contacts made with each family member or other person related to the case.

(3)(B)(iv) A statement of progress toward resolving the problems identified in the intervention plan.

(3)(B)(v) A report on the family's cooperation in resolving the problems.

(3)(B)(vi) A recommendation for further order by the court.