A. The department may establish a transitional independent living program for persons who meet the following qualifications:
1. The person is under twenty-one years of age.
2. The person was the subject of a dependency petition, adjudicated dependent or placed voluntarily pursuant to section 8-806.
B. The department shall provide care and services that complement the person’s own efforts to achieve self-sufficiency and to accept personal responsibility for preparing for and making the transition to adulthood. The care and services provided shall be based on an individualized written agreement between the department and the person.
C. Care and services may be provided as follows:
1. If the person was in out-of-home placement or in the independent living program when the person became eighteen years of age, the department may provide out-of-home placement, independent living or other transitional living support services.
2. If the person was in out-of-home placement in the custody of the department, a licensed child welfare agency or a tribal child welfare agency while the person was sixteen, seventeen or eighteen years of age, the department may provide transitional living support services.