Tribal Eligibility

TRIBAL ELIGIBILITY

An Oklahoma Successful Adulthood (OKSA) Guide

THE OKLAHOMA SUCCESSFUL ADULTHOOD (OKSA) PROGRAM SEEKS TO SERVE YOUTH:

  • Ages 14-17 who are in the legal custody of a federally recognized Tribe or the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS), and who are living in an out-of-home-placement.
  • Ages 18, 19 and 20 who were in Tribal or DHS custody out-of-home placement on their 18th birthday, and who have not reached their 21st birthday.
  • Who entered a permanent guardianship or adoption after the age of 14 to achieve permanence, and who have not yet reached their 21st birthday.
  • Ages 21 and 22 who, on their 21st birthday, were participating in the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program.

INTERSTATE COMPACT ON THE PLACEMENT OF CHILDREN (ICPC) YOUTH:

  • Ages 14-18 in Tribal or DHS custody residing in other states through an ICPC placement are eligible for Oklahoma's Succesful Adulthood (OKSA) services.
  • Ages 14-18 in the custody of other states, but residing in Oklahoma via an ICPC palcement, are eligible to receive OKSA services. The sending state is required to pay for services until the youth has been released from custody.
  • Ages 14-21, who have been released from the sending state's custody, will be eligible for services in the state where they reside. Oklahoma's Yes I Can! Network will provide aftercare services to Oklahoma youth if they are denied services from other states.

DUALLY ADJUDICATED YOUTH

  • Youth 14-19 who are dually adjudicated and placed in a DHS or Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) foster home or Specialized Comunity Home are eligilble for services.

AWOL YOUTH

  • Who are/were in runaway or missing status and remain in custody of the Tribe or the state will be eligible upon returning.

INPATIENT YOUTH

  • Who are/were in a residential treatment facility are eligible for OKSA services. The stability of each youth will affect the OKSA services provided.