PUBLIC SAFETY AND WELFARE
CHILDREN IN NEED OF SERVICES
169-D:10-b Child's Welfare; Findings Regarding Removal.
I. The court shall, in its first court ruling that sanctions, even temporarily, the removal of a minor from the home, determine whether continuation in the home is contrary to the minor's welfare.
II. The court shall, within 60 days of a minor's removal from the home, determine and issue written findings as to whether reasonable efforts were made or were not required to prevent the minor's removal. In determining whether reasonable efforts were made to prevent the minor's removal, the court shall consider whether services to the family have been accessible, available, and appropriate.
Source. 2007, 236:19, eff. Jan. 1, 2008.