If you are approaching the first Status Review hearing in your CPS case, then you are in the beginning of your case and you need to be making your first steps towards completing services. The Status hearing occurs no later than 60 days after the court ordered removal. Right now, CPS is Temporary Managing Conservator and they have the a court order that gives them the power to decide where your kids live. The purpose of the status hearing is to review the child’s status and the service plan. You should have received your service plan from your Caseworker before this hearing. The service plan will outline all the services you must complete in order to get your children back.