I. The court shall conduct an initial review hearing within 3 months of the dispositional hearing to review the status of all dispositional orders issued under this chapter. The court may conduct additional review hearings upon its own motion or upon the request of any party at any time.
II. At a review hearing the court shall determine whether the department has made reasonable efforts to finalize the permanency plan that is in effect. Where reunification is the permanency plan that is in effect, the court shall consider whether services to the family have been accessible, available, and appropriate.

Terms Used In New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:24

  • Court: means the district court, unless otherwise indicated. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
  • Department: means the department of health and human services. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
  • Dispositional hearing: means a hearing held after a finding of abuse or neglect to determine what dispositional order should be made on behalf of the child. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3
  • Permanency plan: means a plan for a child in an out-of-home placement that is adopted by the court and provides for timely reunification, termination of parental rights or parental surrender when an adoption is contemplated, guardianship with a fit and willing relative or another appropriate party, or another planned permanent living arrangement. See New Hampshire Revised Statutes 169-C:3