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Minnesota Chippewa Tribe - Leech Lake Band - Tribal Code


Title 3. Child and Family Protection
3-19. Social Service Report

LLOjibwe JCT3 CFC § 3-19
3-19. Social Service Report

A. Requirement of a Social Study

To aid the Court in its decision, a social study consisting of a written evaluation of matters relevant to the disposition of the case shall be made by the person or agencies filing the petition.

B. Contents of a Social Study

The social study shall include the following points, and be made available to the Court, and the parties as deemed appropriate by the Court, three (3) days prior to a child/family protection review hearing:

1. A summary of the problem(s).

2. What steps, if any, have the parent, guardian, custodian, or social services personnel already taken to correct the problem(s).

3. What services could be of benefit to the parent, guardian or custodian, but are not available in the community.

4. A report on how the child is doing in his/her current placement(s) since the last hearing. If there have been any moves, the report will contain the reason for such moves.

5. Dates of contacts with parent, guardian or custodian and the child since the first hearing was held, method of contact, duration and subjects discussed.

6. If there have been no contacts with the parent, guardian, custodian or social worker, what efforts have been made to contact such parties.

7. An assessment of when the child is expected to return home.

8. A list of who the extended family members are and a list of contacts, or attempts to contact such family members regarding placement of child.

9. The social services personnel shall develop a case plan and shall make recommendations for the next six (6) months. Such recommendations will include:

a. A treatment plan for the parents.

b. Future placement of the child.

c. What services should be provided for the child, if services are needed.

Resolution No. 03-62, presented and acted upon on December 23, 2002.

Leech Lake Ojibwe Jud. Code, T. 3, Child & Fam. Protect. Code § 3-19, LLOjibwe JCT3 CFC § 3-19

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