At the age of 18 you are no longer a dependent child by law and will no longer be under the supervision of the Department and the jurisdiction of the dependency court. You have the right to ask the Court to stay involved in your case past the age of 18 for the purpose of making sure that you are provided ongoing Independent Living Services this is known as your right to petition the court for continuing jurisdiction. This right continues until your 19th birthday.
Extending Jurisdiction will
Extending Jurisdiction will not
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