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Self-Help Juvenile dependency

About Juv. Dependency

The court tries to keep minors with their families and make the families stronger, but the court will take a minor from the parents if it has to for the child’s well being and safety.

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Courthouse Location

This page answers questions about the courthouse where Juvenile Dependency cases are heard. There is information about parking and courthouse security.

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Dependency hearings

Read about the different types of dependency hearings, and see the flowchart for help understanding the process, when and where reunification can occur. Also see "dual status" info.

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Parents & cost of Care

This page answer questions parents may have about the cost of care for children that have been removed from the parents custody.

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Participants

The people involved in dependency cases, including lawyers for parents and children. Also, how the Court tries to find out who the child's father is.

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Services for Families

Programs and services to help with drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, and mental health issues, plus mediation and parenting help.

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