Family Court, Monroe County
Placement Order — Violation
Matter of Bianca S.
Background: The Department of Human Services filed a petition alleging that the respondent had violated the terms of an order placing her with DHS as a person in need of supervision. The petition had also requested an extension of the placement and a permanency hearing. The respondent had been placed in an institution that was highly structured to treat the respondent’s trauma and impulse control. She left the facility after being “stressed” from a phone call.
Ruling: The court sustained the violation petition and placed the respondent with DHS for another 12 months. The court also held a permanency hearing setting the goal as placement in a planned living arrangement with a significant connection her mother. The court had found that the respondent had left a residential placement without cause. The new placement ordered would require the respondent to be placed with DHS beyond her 18th birthday.
Mary M. Willkens, deputy county attorney, for the petitioner; Sarah Ellen Marshall for the respondent