A juvenile guardianship is an alternative permanency plan that provides the child with a secure attachment to an appropriate caregiver. The court may appoint a juvenile guardianship pre- or post-termination of parental rights.
- Permanency option in neglect/abuse cases.
- Available for temporary and permanent court wards when reunification or adoption have been ruled out.
- Child has resided in prospective guardians home for a minimum of six consecutive months prior to applying for guardianship assistance.