This is a conflict case for our office and requires a pro bono attorney to represent a 17 year old girl who came into DFS care in April 2019 when she disclosed being sexual abused by her mothers boyfriend, when she was in the 2nd or 3rd grade. The child disclosed this information in a therapeutic setting. The mother was not aware of the abuse, but said that her daughter has never liked her boyfriend. Mother admitted her boyfriend is very controlling, verbally and physically abusive toward her and she was aware the boyfriend made her daughter uncomfortable. According to mom, she has tried to leave him multiple times and he finds and stalks her. 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 & Disposition Hearing set for June 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. and a Further Proceeding Hearing set for August 28, 2019 at 10:15 a.m., All in Courtroom 11.
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