Statute: Ch. 20, § 505/5
To prevent the placement of children in substitute care when the children can be cared for at home
To reunite children with their families
To maintain an adoptive placement
When Reasonable Efforts Are NOT Required
Statute: Ch. 20, § 505/5; Ch. 705, § 405/2-13.1
When a court determines that further reunification services would be ineffective.
When a parent has had parental rights to another child involuntarily terminated.
When the parent has been convicted of:
First degree murder of another child
Attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit first or second degree murder of another child
Aggravated battery, aggravated battery of a child, or felony domestic battery that has
resulted in serious bodily injury to the child or another child of the parent
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