This a place for periodic postings related to juvenile court and dependency issues, which may be of interest to parents and other parties who are involved, or are interested, in juvenile court proceedings. It is intended to be an educational work in progress, which I work on from time to time, and which may include random thoughts, descriptions of process, and/or links to items of interest, news or otherwise. Any opinions expressed are mine, and mine alone.
Please note: nothing posted here should be construed as legal advice. Although statutes may appear to a lay person to be clear and unambiguous, the law is a complex interplay between the common law, state statutes, state and local court rules, administrative codes, procedural rules, evidentiary rules, and executive agency policy, to name the most common.
For legal questions regarding specific issues, readers are advisedto consult with experienced, licensed attorneys.
8-25-16: Here’s a powerful article with profound implications for child welfare practitioners: http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/08/22/490847797/why-do-we-judge-parents-for-putting-kids-at-perceived-but-unreal-risk