Case Number: 2019-003505

In Children's Attorneys Project (Abuse/Neglect Cases)

A 12 year old girl who came into DFS care in March 2019 with concerns about her living arrangements and suspected drug use with her mother.  The mother has hidden the child from the department when someone was sent to check on her well being.  The child has been seen with marks on her face.  Once mother was heard threatening to harm herself and the child with an ice pick.  Most recently in May of 2019 a report came in and it was found that the mother and child were homeless.  The child reported she was staying with different strangers and occasionally stayed at shelters as well.  At this point the child was transported to Child Haven.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing set for May 29, 2019 at 9:45 a.m. in Courtroom 11.

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