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Uniform Rules for Permanency Hearings

Trial Court Rules Uniform Rules for Permanency Hearings Rule 1: Purpose

Effective Date: 03/01/2018
Updates: Adopted January 10, 2018, effective March 1, 2018

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Rule 1

The Uniform Rules for Permanency Hearings provide a consistent procedure for hearings conducted pursuant to G.L. c. 119, § 29B. This procedure is intended to encourage meaningful participation by the parties. Permanency hearings provide the child or young adult an important opportunity to have individual needs addressed by the court to ensure that the child or young adult is receiving the necessary supports to timely reach a permanent, safe, and healthy home and a successful adulthood.

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