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Juvenile Court Improvement Program
1163 State Street
Salem, OR 97301-2563

Phone: 503.986.5618
Fax: 503.986.5859
Oregon Relay Service-711

E-Mail: JCIP.Info@ojd.state.or.us

Permanency Self-Test

3.  What is commonly referred to as the 15/22 month rule?

(a)  If the child is in substitute care, the court must hold a permanency hearing no later than 15 months after jurisdiction or 22 months after the child comes into care, whichever comes first

(b)  Generally, if a child has been in foster care for 15 of the most recent 22 months, the state has a duty to file a termination of parental rights petition by the end of the 15th month

(c)  DHS has 15 months to reunify the family; otherwise, a child must be in a planned permanent living arrangement within 22 months of placement in care

(d)  Generally, if a child has been in foster care for 15 of the most recent 22 months, the state has a duty to file a termination of parental rights petition by the end of the 22nd month