Dependency Legal News

Vol. 16, No. 3: February 25, 2020 Written by: Stacie Hendrix (SH), Nancy Sariñana (NS), Margaret Lee (ML), Kristin Hallak (KH).       NEW DEPENDENCY CASELAW  Notice – Incarcerated Parents; Right to Counsel In re A.J. – filed 12/24/2019; Cert. for Publ. 1/23/2020; Second Dist., Div. Five Docket No. B297762 Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/B297762.PDF AN INCARCERATED PARENT’S LACK OF PROPER NOTICE FOR…

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CLC Hosts 14th Annual Adopt-a-Family Program

February 14, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Leslie Heimov (323) 980-1700 LOS ANGELES (FEBRUARY 14, 2020) – In 2006, with the intention of bringing holiday joy to some of the neediest children in the Los Angeles and Sacramento foster care systems, Children’s Law Center of California developed a small gift-giving holiday program. The first Adopt-A-Family event yielded…

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Los Angeles County Fails to Provide Details about Another Child Death in the Antelope Valley

Late last month, another young child involved with Los Angeles County’s child welfare system died in the Antelope Valley under unknown circumstances. Unlike the headline-grabbing cases of other children dying at the hands of a parent, 19-month-old Joseph Chacon was found unresponsive in a car seat inside his foster mother’s vehicle. The lack of information about…

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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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