Living Service Matrix

Age Service
16 or upon entry into custody after 16
  • Identify and enroll IL-eligible youth.
  • Introduce IL program to youth.
  • Initiate life skills assessment.
  • Determine if youth is enrolled in OHLAP.
16 to 16-and -a-half
  • Assess youth’s educational needs and provide tutoring or remedial education assistance if indicated.
  • Develop individualized independent living case plan.
  • Discuss incentive funds.
  • Identify and assess available resources in youth’s community, such as life skills groups, career tech and workforce services.
  • Attend Teen Conference.
  • Assess youth development funds needs.
  • Attend IL seminars.
  • At dispositional or review hearing, inform the court of the Independent Living services the youth is receiving.
16 -and-a- half to 17
  • Meet with youth at transition meeting to review and update individualized IL plan.
  • Review Introduce/Discuss exit plan.
  • Provide youth with “A Future Near Me” or “Path Before Me” workbook
  • Assess youth development fund needs.
  • Request mentor or tutor for youth.
  • At dispositional or review hearing, inform the court of the IL services the youth has received.
17 to 17-and -a-half
  • Meet with youth at transition meeting to review and update an individualized IL plan including the exit plan.
  • Discuss with youth the option of voluntary care. Youth may remain in care until age 21 if high school or GED has not been completed.
  • Attend IL Seminar (second seminar for youth who has been in care since age 16).
  • Discuss youth’s post-secondary education plans and determine youth’s eligibility for educational scholarships.
  • Attend Teen Conference (second conference for youth who has been in care since age 16).
  • Assess youth development fund needs.
  • At dispositional or review hearing, inform the court of the IL services youth is receiving.
17-and-a-half to 18
  • Update individualized IL treatment plan to focus on voluntary care or exit plan (may include education services, military, Job Corps, return to biological family).
  • Assess youth development fund needs.
  • Place youth on tuition waiver list if eligible.
  • At dispositional or review hearing, inform the court of the IL services the youth is receiving.
  • Complete youth exit interview, exit assessment, and request earned incentive funds for youth.
  • Discuss Education and Training Voucher Program.
  • Discuss “Yes I Can!” aftercare network with youth.
  • Discuss application process for continuing Medicaid coverage 18 to 21.
18 to 21
  • Youth continues to follow IL plan if in voluntary care.
  • Youth assesses tuition waiver at Oklahoma colleges, universities and career tech centers and Educational and Training Vouchers for all eligible colleges, universities and career tech centers if pursuing secondary education.
  • Youth contacts “Yes I Can!” Network to access IL supportive services if they were in DHS or tribal custody and in out-of-home placement for any nine months between the ages of 16 to 18.
  • Youth contacts “Yes I Can!” Network for housing assistance if youth exited care at age 18 or after.
  • Youth reapplies for Medicaid IL 18 to 21 annually until age 21.

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