Act 91 FAQs: Notifying Youth & the Right to Request Re-Entry

This FAQ represents the interpretation of Juvenile Law Center. We will update this FAQ as we learn new information, so please check back frequently for updates. For more information, please contact Jenny Pokempner at Juvenile Law Center at (215) 625-0551, ext. 111., or [email protected].

Is the county agency required to notify the youth about the right to request to re-enter care?

Yes. The Children in Foster Care Act requires that youth be notified of their rights by virtue of their current or former foster care status. In addition, Juvenile Court Rule 1631 (E) requires that the transition plan contain a notice that the youth has been informed of his or her right to request that the court resume jurisdiction of the case and the criteria for eligibility.