A thirteen year old boy came into DFS custody after his mother was placed on a Legal 2000 hold for making suicidal and homicidal statements. His father was recently released from prison, but cannot leave his home state to take care of the child. This child is in 6th grade and was recently placed with fictive kin. His mother expresses an intent to work her case plan, which involves both substance abuse and mental health treatment. This child needs an attorney to advocate his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for March 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and a Permanency Planning Hearing set for September 4, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 23.
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