Tribes suing OCS director and North Star seek quicker court oversight of foster children
Attorneys for two Southwest Alaska tribal governments presented oral arguments in state Superior Court Tuesday to seek a ruling that minor children can't be held at North Star psychiatric hospital unless a judge has been notified to schedule a hearing.
Another Planned Permanent Living Arrangement (APPLA) doesn't equal "independent living," and shows we are giving up on the effort to find permanency for youth in care.
"We wanted it to be a last resort, Over time, it has become an obstacle to reunification or adoption.”
Great interview by FFCA's Nathon Pressley. More youth and alumni are speaking out about the damage of unnecessary involuntary committment.