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8 See Division of Family and Children Services Child Welfare Manual Policy Number 11.1 for ILP eligibility criteria.
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13 Georgia Department of Family and Children Services. Policy 2102.3a: Reasonably Diligent Search.
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15 ChildFocus “Making Relative Search Happen. (2007) A guide to finding and involving relatives at every stage of the child welfare process. Retreived from: http://www.childfocuspartners.com/ images/RelativeSearchGuide10-15.pdf.
17 Families for Life. “Recommendations of Youth and Young Adults from the 2008 National Conven- ing on Youth Permanence.” Retrived from: http://www.youthpermanence.org/_pdf/materials/ mat_2008/recommendations-of-youth.pdf.
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