Dependency Legal News

Vol. 16, No. 2 January 28, 2020 Written by: Stacie Hendrix (SH), Nancy Sariñana (NS), Margaret Lee (ML), Kristin Hallak (KH).       NEW DEPENDENCY CASELAW  Special Immigrant Juvenile Findings (SIJ findings) O.C. v. Superior Court—filed 12/23/19; mod. and cert. for publ. 1/8/20; Fourth Dist., Div. Three Docket No. G058416 Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/G058416.PDF TRIAL COURTS MUST MAKE SPECIAL IMMIGRANT JUVENILE FINDINGS…

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Dependency Legal News

Vol. 16, No. 1 January 14, 2020 Issued by the Children’s Law Center of California on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month   Written by: Stacie Hendrix (SH), Nancy Sariñana (NS), Margaret Lee (ML), Kristin Hallak (KH).       NEW DEPENDENCY CASELAW  Detriment—WIC 361.2In re Adam H.—filed 11/20/19; Cert. for Publ. 12/6/19; Second Dist., Div. Five Docket No. B298289 Link to…

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Top Stories of 2019 From the Chronicle of Social Change

Chronicle of Social Change – December 25, 2019At the dawn of 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opened up federal spending for the first time to support legal fees for parents involved in child welfare cases. And in the spring, a long-awaited study linked the use of interdisciplinary law offices – a…

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Dependency Legal News

Notice & Writ Advisements—WIC 316.1 In re J.R.–filed 10/25/19, Certified for Partial Publ. 11/21/19; Third Dist. Docket No.: C088052 Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/C088052.PDF ORDERS APPEALED FROM THE HEARING WHERE A WIC 366.26 HEARING WAS SET ARE FORFEITED WHEN THE COURT TIMELY SERVED WRIT ADVISEMENT TO THE MOST RECENT ADDRESS DESIGNATED BY THE PARENT Minor, J.R.,…

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Dependency Legal News

Vol. 15, No. 13 November 26, 2019 Written by: Stacie Hendrix (SH), Nancy Sariñana (NS), Maggie Lee (ML), Kristin Hallak (KH).   NEW DEPENDENCY CASELAW  Bypass Provisions; Whereabouts Unknown—WIC 361.5(b)(1)   In re M.S.—filed 10/11/19, Cert. for Publ. 10/30/19; Fourth Dist., Div. One   Docket No. D075278  Link to Case https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/D075278.PDF  THE AGENCY’S CURSORY ATTEMPT TO LOCATE A PARENT WHEN THE RESIDENCE OR LOCATION OF THE…

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California Commits to Kids!

June 29, 2019 California has sent a strong message to the children of California. On Thursday, Governor Newsom signed his first budget, which provides a significant investment in the young people of our state, including those in the foster care system. With the overwhelming support of the Legislature, the budget includes a $54 million boost…

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