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Quick Reference Guide


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IL OR INDEPENDENT LIVING
The old name for the permanency goal for a young person aging out of foster care and planning to live on his or her own in the community or for a young person who will be placed in adult residential care. APPLA (see above) is the new name for a goal of independent living.

INDEPENDENT LIVING STIPEND
A small monthly cash grant that is available to young people who regularly attend independent living skills classes at his or her foster care agency.

IEP OR INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
The appropriate educational program or related services that must be provided by the Department of Education to any child or young person with a learning disability or other disability.

IN CAMERA
Any part of a court proceeding that is held privately with the judge in the judge s chambers  or office.

I & R OR INVESTIGATION AND REPORT (SEE “COI”)
A term used interchangeably with COI or Court Ordered Investigation, to describe a court ordered evaluation of the safety of a particular home or family. A COI is conducted by an ACS (Administration for Children s Services) worker or a probation officer.

ISY OR IN-SCHOOL YOUTH
Programs for youth in their junior and senior years of high school that are run by the City of New York to help prepare them for high school graduation, college enrollment, or entering the adult work force.