Juvenile dependency court

What will I learn about juvenile dependency court?

  1. What is juvenile dependency court?

  2. Why would i go to juvenile dependency court?

  3. Scenario 1: Reconnecting with your Child(ren) in Dependency Court

    1. Why would i go to juvenile dependency court to reconnect with my child?

    2. How can a judge’s decision in juvenile dependency court affect my rights as a parent?

    3. How will a dependency court judge decide if I get custody or visitation with my child?

    4. Are there any convictions that will automatically ban me from reconnecting with my child in dependency court?

    5. My parental rights were terminated while I was incarcerated. What can I do?

    6. My child was placed in foster care while i was incarcerated. what can i do to reconnect?

    7. What can I show the dependency court judge that custody or visitation with me is in the “best interest of the child”?

    8. What can I do to show mitigating circumstances and rehabilitative evidence related to my criminal record?

    9. Requesting a Change to a Dependency Court Order

  4. Scenario 2: Becoming a Foster Care Parent or Guardian of Someone Else’s Child through Juvenile Dependency Court

    1. Becoming a Foster Care Parent with a Record through Juvenile Dependency Court

    2. Becoming a Guardian with a Record through Dependency Court