Bill to Prevent California Foster Youth From Aging Out During Pandemic Moves Forward

California legislation that would have permanently extended foster care payments and housing benefits to young adults through age 25 has now been scaled back to a short-term support plan triggered by a state of emergency such as the current coronavirus pandemic. CLC Attorney and Policy Associate Julie McCormick testified in support of SB 912 earlier this week.

Read More

Dependency Legal News

Vol. 16, No. 4: April 14, 2020   Written by: Stacie Hendrix (SH), Nancy Sariñana (NS), Margaret Lee (ML), Kristin Hallak (KH).         NEW DEPENDENCY CASELAW  De Facto Parent Status—Rule 5.502(10); WIC 387—Rule 5.565 In re Justin O.—published 3/2/20; Second Dist., Div. One Docket No. B287406; (2020) 45 Cal.App.5th 1006 Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/B287406.PDF WHEN THE COURT CONSIDERS A DE FACTO…

Read More

Family is a Compelling Reason

In a world where “social distancing” has become a necessary practice and the primary preventative measure for reducing the spread of coronavirus, we must remember that children in foster care and their families have already been “distanced” from each other. An Opinion Column from Federal Child Welfare Leaders Jerry Milner and David Kelly.

Read More

Dependency Legal News: 2019 Year in Review

February 27, 2020 Written by: Stacie Hendrix (SH), Nancy Sariñana (NS), Margaret Lee (ML), Kristin Hallak (KH). ATTORNEYS FEES In re Nicole S. (2019) 39 Cal.App.5th 91—Attorney fees are not recoverable in a dependency proceeding. The juvenile court did not err in concluding that section 1021.5 does not apply in juvenile dependency cases because section…

Read More