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Suspended judgment
Family Court Act (FCT) CHAPTER 686, ARTICLE 10, PART 5
§ 1053. Suspended judgment. (a) Rules of court shall define
permissible terms and conditions of a suspended judgment. These terms
and conditions shall relate to the acts or omissions of the parent or
other person legally responsible for the care of the child.

(b) The maximum duration of any term or condition of a suspended
judgment is one year, unless the court finds at the conclusion of that
period, upon a hearing, that exceptional circumstances require an
extension thereof for an additional year.

(c) Except as provided for herein, in any order issued pursuant to
this section, the court may require the child protective agency to make
progress reports to the court, the parties, and the child's attorney on
the implementation of such order. Where the order of disposition is
issued upon the consent of the parties and the child's attorney, such
agency shall report to the court, the parties and the child's attorney
no later than ninety days after the issuance of the order, unless the
court determines that the facts and circumstances of the case do not
require such report to be made.