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SECTION 1057
Release of the child to the respondent or respondents; supervision of the respondent or respondents
Family Court Act (FCT) CHAPTER 686, ARTICLE 10, PART 5
§ 1057. Release of the child to the respondent or respondents;
supervision of the respondent or respondents.

(a) The court may release the child to the respondent or respondents
for a period of up to one year, which may be extended pursuant to
subdivision (d) of this section.

(b) In conjunction with an order releasing a child under this section
or an order under paragraph (ii), (iii) or (iv) of subdivision (a) of
section one thousand fifty-two of this part, the court may place the
respondent or respondents under supervision of a child protective agency
or of a social services official or duly authorized agency. An order of
supervision entered under this section shall set forth the terms and
conditions of such supervision that the respondent or respondents must
meet and the actions that the child protective agency, social services
official or duly authorized agency must take to exercise such
supervision.

(c) Except as provided for herein, in any order issued pursuant to
subdivision (a) or (b) of 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 and no later than sixty days prior to the expiration of the order,
unless the court determines that the facts and circumstances of the case
do not require such report to be made. Uniform statewide rules of court
shall define permissible terms and conditions of supervision of the
respondent or respondents under this section.

(d) The duration of any period of release of the child to the
respondent or respondents or supervision of the respondent or
respondents or both shall be for an initial period of no more than one
year. The court may at the expiration of that period, upon a hearing and
for good cause shown, extend such release or supervision or both for a
period of up to one year.