Tribal 90-Day Transition Plan

An Oklahoma Successful Adulthood (OKSA) Guide

The Fostering Connections Act requires child welfare agencies to provide youth assistance, in transitioning to adulthood, by requiring the child’s case worker to help “the child develop a personal transition plan. The plan must be as detailed as the child chooses and include specific options on housing, health insurance, education, local opportunities for mentoring, continuing support services, work force supports, and employment services.” For Tribal and OKDHS custody youth, this plan must be developed in the week preceding the 90th day before the youth turns 18, submitted to the court as near to 90th day as possible, and worked on during the 90-day period immediately before age 18.

Complete the 90-Day Transition Plan

  • Prepare for the 90 Day Transition Plan Meeting.
    • You will receive email notification from an Oklahoma Succesful Adulthood (OKSA) Program Development Specialist 120 days before a youth on your caseload turns 18.
    • Schedule a date to meet with the youthin the month prior to 90 days before the youth turns 18.
    • Invite supportive people and permanent connections identified by the youth.
    • Print a copy of My Transition Plan form (04PP018E)
    • Print the forms indicated on the OKSA Exit Interview Guide.
  • Meet with the youth and their permanent connections, and complete the My Transition Plan form.
    • Provide the youth with the My Transition Plan document to complete.
    • Speak with the youth and document his/her input.
    • Obtain signatures on the My Transition Plan and provide a copy to the youth.
  • Review the plan with the youth at 60 days prior and 30 days prior to the youth's 18th birthday and assist the youth in meeting the goals stated in his/her plan.

Document the 90 Day Transition Plan

  • San and email the completed 90 Day Transition Plan to oksa@ou.edu or fax it to the National Resource Center for Youth Services (NRCYS) at 918-660-3785, ATTN OKSA Program.
  • Place a copy in the Tribal child welfare case file.
  • At your monthly visits, 60 days prior and 30 days prior to the youth's 18th birthday, review the plan with the youth, assist the youth in meeting the goals stated in his/her 90 Day Transition Plan, and document these services monthly.
  • NOTE: If the youth is AWOL, document with the court that the 90-Day Transition Plan could not be completed as near to 90 days before the youth turns 18 as possible.

Report

  • Provide the My Transition Plan to the court as near to the 90th day as possible before the youth turns 18.
  • Note: If the youth is AWOL, document with the court that the 90 Day Transition Plan could not be completed as near as possible tot he 90th day before the youth turns 18.