Case Number: 2018-003247


Five children, aged 1 to 15 years, came into DFS care in August of 2017 after allegations of inadequate supervision, physical risk and inadequate food. Both parents reportedly use methamphetamine on a regular basis and consume alcohol daily to the point of intoxication. There is also domestic violence within the home. The three older siblings have a different father and are currently placed together in a separate foster home.  The three oldest children are represented by CAP. Mother is also represented by counsel.  The two youngest children also have a different father; one of whom is represented by counsel and actively involved in the case and the other is not. An attorney is needed to represent these children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on January 23, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-003703


Three children, aged 6 to 9 years old, came into DFS care after being evicted from their home and not having an alternate place to live. When Metro and DFS entered the family home it was in a state of filth as there was dog feces in every room of the home, even on top of the beds where the children slept. There are 5 dogs that roam the house freely without being cleaned up after. A neighbor stated that she sees the children on a daily basis wearing the same clothing for up to a week at a time. Additionally, she stated that the children come and ask for food on a regular basis. The children have reported that their step-dad regularly hits their mom. Each parent has been arrested on 3 counts of Child Neglect and 4 counts of animal cruelty. There is a Review Hearing set for December 4, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-002618


Four children, aged 11 months to 8 years old, came into DFS care on April 9, 2018 after the mother was arrested on a warrant following a minor she was with overdosing on heroin. Natural mother has a history of substance abuse and prostitution. Mother also has been accused of striking one child with a pair of scissors. Father was in a sober living facility, for heroin, during these incidents. The family has an extensive record with CPS. Father was seeking treatment before these incidents and Mother is currently engaged with the department. None of the children have any outstanding medical conditions reported. Currently, the children are all placed together with their paternal great grandmother. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for March 5, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-004487


A sibling group of six came into DFS care in June, 2018 due to drug use and neglect.  Family has a history with DFS.  One child, aged 5 months, has a different father with different legal interests than the other five siblings, who are represented by a CAP Staff Attorney, and therefore needs a separate attorney to represent his legal rights regarding permanency, placement, sibling visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing on December 4, 2018 in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-002236


Six siblings came into DFS care in March due to domestic violence and an unsafe environment.  Father has substance abuse issues.  Both parents have domestic violence history.  The three older children are represented by a CAP attorney.  The three younger children, aged 5years and 4 years (twins), were living with a relative however due to behaviors the children have been returned to Child Haven and they are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes regarding placement, permanency, and sibling visitation to ensure the appropriate services are in place and provided.  There is a Status Check set for November 15, 2018 at 10:00 am and a Permanency Planning Hearing scheduled for March 20, 2019 at 1:30 pm, both are in Courtroom 23. 

Case Number: 2018-004760


Four siblings, ages 10, 9, 6, and 4 years of age came into DFS custody due to allegations of substance abuse, lack of supervision, mental health, domestic violence, and lack of resources as to the parents.  There has been a previous removal. The children now have different positions on whether they want reunification and or contact with the mother and or the father. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, sibling visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for December 19, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-005255


Five siblings, ages 11 years to 1 month, came into DFS care in May 2018 due to inadequate supervision.  The oldest child was found to be panhandling downtown.  Contact was made with his mother, who was subsequently arrested for Abuse/Neglect.   She has been released and is cooperating with the Department. Mother has a long history with CPS.  The children are in foster care and visitation has been arranged.   The children do not have any medical or mental health issues.  The whereabouts of the children’s fathers are currently unknown.  An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for November 14, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., Both in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-005266


Two siblings who were living with a guardian and her boyfriend were brought into DFS care as there is ongoing domestic violence in the home. The guardian has not taken efforts to protect the children from exposure to the domestic violence and initially indicated that she would allow the boyfriend to return to the home.  One of the children is an autistic child and has stated that he has seen them hit each other and was afraid. The children were placed in protective custody on August 5, 2018. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Calendar Call set for November 20, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. and an Adjudicatory Hearing set for November 26, 2018 at 9:45 a.m., Both in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-005396


Three siblings, ages 14, 4, and 3 years old came into care in October of 2016 due to drug abuse, mental health issues and lack of resources by the mother. The fathers were not involved in the children’s lives. A CAP attorney represents the older child. Mother is making minimal progress on her case plan and the two youngest have recently been reunified with the mother for a trial home visit. Currently the permanency goal is TPR and Adoption with a concurrent goal of reunification. An attorney is needed to represent the two youngest children’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Status Check on November 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23 and a Permanency Planning Hearing set for April 24, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-005305


Two siblings, ages 7 years and 1 week came into care due in inadequate supervision and substance exposed infant. The eldest child was removed in 2015 and placed with the maternal aunt as the mother was arrested for domestic violence and attempted suicide. The seven year old remains in placement with the aunt. The newborn child was born substance exposed and is placed in a foster home.  The children are currently separated as the aunt was unable to take care of the newborn. The mother has not been honest regarding her drug use, has not provide truthful information as to a father and there has been no recent contact with the department. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is an Entry of Plea scheduled for November 28, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23 and a Review Hearing scheduled for January 16, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-004034


Four (4) children came into DFS care after reports of ongoing domestic violence between mother and father, as well as concerns relating to mother’s mental health. Father was arrested for domestic violence at the time of removal. Attempts to contact him since have been unsuccessful. Father is said to live in Michigan, attempts to reach him have been unsuccessful. Mother’s dependency on an abusive spouse and mental health concerns appear to be the largest issues in this case. The children are currently placed together with their maternal Grandmother. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. The next Review hearing is scheduled for December 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-005402


Two siblings age 12 yrs. old and 3 yrs. old came into care when their other sibling was born drug exposed on June 22, 2018.  Both natural mother and infant tested positive for amphetamines, at the time of birth.  Natural Mother was working with an adoption agency to find an adoptive home for the infant child once it was born.  The agency was providing for her pregnancy needs and was unaware of the natural mother’s drug use.  The adoption agency is still looking for adoptive placement for the infant sibling and Natural Mother signed her parental rights over to the agency.  Natural mother had a current open case during this time due to having a previous drug exposed baby on June 18, 2017; in which she had terminated her parental rights to on July 10, 2018.  The two remaining siblings were brought into care due to Natural Mother failing to provide them with proper care, custody, supervision, shelter, or other care necessary for their well-being, resulting in circumstances that indicated that their health and/or welfare was harmed or threatened with harm.  It was discovered Natural Mother would leave the 12yr. old and 3 yr. old home with no phone during the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. while Maternal Grandmother was at work.  The putative father of the 3 yr. old boy is incarcerated and the location of the 12 yr. old’s putative father’s whereabouts are unknown.  The children are currently placed in a foster home.  An attorney is needed to represent the children’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for December 18, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-004989


Five year old child was placed into protective custody following an incident between his mother and her boyfriend after which both were arrested.  Mother denies there is domestic violence in the home: she reported that her boyfriend and his friend got into a fight, and she was hit accidentally when she tried to break it up.  CPS attempted to put a present danger plan into place, where Damien and his nine year old brother, were placed with their respective fathers. His brother’s  father  has filed for custody of his nine year old son only. CPS has since removed this child, the five year old child, from his father’s care, after sources reported that his father was leaving him home alone to run errands.  Damien is now placed with his paternal aunt.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement and visitation and to ensure that any services needed are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Hearing on December 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22 and a Review Hearing set for January 22, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-004332


Two siblings, ages 8 and 2, came into DFS care on June 27, 2018 due to ongoing domestic violence between Father and Mother.  Father has a no contact order to stay away from Mother.  Father is not in contact with the department.  Mother has appointed counsel and the children are with her on a supervised trial basis.  At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  A Review Hearing is set for November 27, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-005619


Three siblings, ages 9 years to 5 years, came into DFS care in August 2018 due to the natural parents being homeless and the mother is in treatment for her mental health.  The children have been left in the care of their maternal grandparents off and on over the years due to the natural parents having ongoing issues with homelessness, substance abuse, mental health, and domestic violence.  The family has history with the Department.  The natural father’s whereabouts are unknown.  The children have been placed with their maternal grandparents.  An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing on February 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-005773 (pending placement)


8 month old child came into DFS care on August 28, 2018 after reports of methamphetamine abuse by both parents.  Parents appear to be an intact couple, and their meth use is the main issue in this case.  Both parents were present at the initial PC hearing.  The child is currently placed with mother’s family.  At this time the child is in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for February 26, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-006029


3 children, ages 6, 4, and 1, came into DFS care on September 11, 2018 after investigations into allegations of neglect and lack of resources. The children have been observed to jump into dumpsters for food and ask for food from neighbors. Mother appears to be oblivious to children’s vulnerability. None of the fathers appear to be engaged at this time. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for March 12, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-005462


Four children, 15, 12, 10, and 8 years of age came into DFS care on 8/16/18 due to inadequate supervision and concerns for physical risk. It is alleged that the oldest child engages in criminal activity and that mother is overwhelmed and does very little to monitor the behavior of the children now that father is incarcerated. The children were subsequently placed with maternal grandmother. Mother appears engaged with the department and father is currently incarcerated. Parents have a significant history with the department dating back to 2000. The children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is an Adjudicatory Hearing set for November 13, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-005991


Two siblings, ages 10 years and 1 year, came into DFS care in August 2018, when their mother was arrested for battery, and was threatening family members with a gun.  The oldest child’s father is in a transition home out of state and unable to take custody of his child.  The youngest child’s father is incarcerated.  The mother has unsubstantiated history with the department and has a history of drug use.  The children have been placed separately with their respective relatives.  An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, parental visitation, sibling visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on February 6, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-005615


On or about 8/24/2018 Natural Mother and Father were arrested for having active drug warrants, child endangerment, and drug possession. Mother refused to speak with the department and reported that she has no family or friends that could care for her son. Father’s home has been under surveillance from police due to concerns of prostitution, drug use and stolen property. Father reportedly buys drugs and allows prostitutes to come to the home. Department did an investigation and walk through of the home and noted there were prescription bottles everywhere, and on the floor in reach of the baby. The home was filthy, couches and beds were overturned and the floor was filthy. The child is in need of an attorney to represent the child’s wishes as to visitation, permanency, and ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Motion Hearing on November 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-005518


Child, age 2, came into DFS care on August 14, 2018 due to a report that the child had been left with maternal grandmother and mother’s whereabouts were unknown. When the mother reappeared she was arrested due to active warrants in her background. Mother also presents with a gambling problem, as well as issues with meth and heroin use. Family has no prior history with the department. Mother appeared at the initial hearing, but has had no contact with her appointed attorney, who has not confirmed at this time due to same. Father’s whereabouts remain unknown. The child was placed with fictive kin and remains there. The child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing set for February 12, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-005907


On or about September 2, 2018 minor child (2 years old) was found to be wondering the condominium complex without supervision.  Child is reported to have been alone for one hour. Natural mother has substance abuse problems that affects her ability to provide proper care, control and supervision for her son.  The child is currently in need of someone to represent his legal rights as to placement, permanency, visitation, and to ensure all appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for November 27, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 11 and a Review Hearing set for February 19, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-005936


This family came to the attention of the department due to physical risk.  Natural mother and natural father have a history of domestic violence and drugs. DFS made contact with natural mother, and she expressed that she has had no contact with natural father since he has been in jail, but plans on continuing their relationship when he gets out. DFS made contact with natural father in jail, and he says he plans to return to a homeless shelter when he is released. Natural mother has had all her children removed from her care and doesn’t understand risks and the vulnerability of her children. Natural mother is constantly evading the department. Mother lacks the protectiveness when it comes to her children.   The children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal rights as to placement, permanency, visitation and to ensure all appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for February 9, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-005410


This matter came to the attention of CPS due to natural mother being deported to mexico 5 years ago, natural father is incarcerated. The children were staying with father’s girlfriend, however she has decided that she can no longer care for children and is moving to CA.  DFS made contact with the gradmother, who reported at this time she is unable to care for her grandchildren. At this time the home is no longer safe and appropriate. The children need an adult in the home to meet their basic needs. Therefore, the children have been taken into protective custody and placed at child haven.  The children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing set for January 9, 2019 at 10:45 a.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-003497


One year old child came into DFS care on May 24, 2018 due to methamphetamine use by both parents, as well as a report of a domestic dispute between the parents. The family also struggles with homeless and lack of resources. The family has no prior reported history with CPS. Both parents appear to be engaging with the department, however both have encountered barriers to their recovery. Dominic is currently placed with paternal grandmother, with parents visiting weekly. Parents appear to be an intact couple who struggle with amphetamine addiction and the lack of resources and poor decision making skills that accompany same. At this time the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. There is a Motion Hearing set for December 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-005602


Two siblings, age 7 years and 1 year, came into DFS care in August, 2018, when present danger was identified as their mother leaves her children with inappropriate care givers.  The mother has a history of addiction and it appears that she had a relapse.  The whereabouts of the oldest child’s natural father are unknown and the youngest child’s natural father is incarcerated.  There have been three case with this family in a two month period.  The oldest child is medically fragile and is currently placed at Care Meridian.  The youngest child has been placed with relatives.  An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing on February 20, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-006676


Four children, ages 9 yrs, 5 yrs, 2yrs, and 1 yr, came into care on 9/21/2018 due to domestic violence.  In which some of the children would get involved in defense of their mother.  CPS had previously been called out to their home for domestic violence.  To mitigate the threat and prevent the removal of the children, father moved in with his parents and a safety plan was developed. On September 18th, 2018 the specialist made an announced visit to supervise the visit with father and the children.  During the visit mother admitted that they both had violated the safety plan.  Mother has mental health issues.  The children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal rights as to permanency, placements, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  A Disposition Hearing is set for December 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 20. 

Case Number: 2018-006018


A 1 month old baby boy came into DFS care in September, 2018 at birth due to being born substance exposed.  Natural mother has a substantial history of drug use throughout her pregnancy.  She has refused intervention, has had her parental rights terminated as to her oldest child, and her second child is not in her care.  She has been uncooperative with the department.  The named natural father is not sure this child is his and has not allowed the department access to assess his home for safety.  No further contact was made by the named natural father.  The child has no medical conditions or special needs and has been placed in foster care.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Review Hearing on March 5, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-005946


A 2 year old girl came into DFS care in September 2018 due to her parents’ out of control behavior surrounding drug use and their overt rejection to intervention.  This family first came to the department’s attention due to allegations of the parents locking the child in her room and concerns that the parents were using heroin and methamphetamines.  The mother was later arrested for driving under the influence and child endangerment.  She was also found to have drug paraphernalia in her possession.  The parents have been uncooperative with the department.  The child was formally placed with her maternal grandmother.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. There is a Disposition Hearing set for November 29, 2018, at 11:00 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2018-006864


These three children came into care on September 24, 2018 due to the parents excessive alcohol use, their behavior has recently begun to escalate in that they are becoming more impulsive, such as natural mother driving a vehicle while intoxicated two times within a month, which resulted in an accident each time.  In both instances, natural father has been present, but unable to intervene on behalf of his children because he has been too intoxicated.  Both parents are minimizing their substance use which makes planning around the impact to the children challenging.  Further natural mother is providing a sibling with marijuana and smoking it with her.  On September 21, 2018 both natural parents were involved in a car accident with all three of the children, at the time the children disclosed that the mother was intoxicated and they were in the backseat not wearing seat belts. The children are currently placed with a paternal cousin.  They are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and ensure appropriate services are in place and their legal rights are being addressed as to permanency, placement, and visitation.  There is a Review Hearing st for March 19, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-006803


A 7 month old girl came into care on October 11, 2018 due to both parents being arrested for stealing electricity and substance abuse.  Natural mother has one prior case with the Department of Family Services when the 7 month old girl was born substance exposed.  natural mother was also in DFS care as a child.  The Department has concerns that there are impending dangers as the parents may not have adequate housing and other resources to provide for the child’s basic needs.  The child is currently placed with her maternal uncle.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing on December 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-006723


This 4 month old child came into care on October 8, 2018 alleging inadequate supervision, bruises/cut, and substance misuse related to the minor child by the parents.  It was reported that both parents smoke marijuana and the mother recently blew marijuana smoke in the baby’s face.  It was also stated that the baby is swaddled too tightly which results in bruising being left on his arms, legs and shoulders.  The family has come to the attention of the department several times since the child was born.  The assessment found that the mother  is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety and insomnia.  The mother has extensive history of psychiatric hospitalizations and routinely neglects to follow through with recommendations for mental health management. As to the father, the assessment found him having ADHD, PTSD and Dissociative Identity Disorder (no formal diagnosis could be confirmed).  The Parents continue to neglect the condition of their home.  The child is currently placed with Fictive Kin.  The child is in need of an attorney to represent his legal rights as to placement, visitation, and permanency.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for November 28, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2018-005665


Child was born on 8/14/18, substance exposed to heroin. Child received a dosage of morphine to help soothe the withdrawal symptoms. Mom was released from the hospital on 8/15/18 and is currently residing in the home of the paternal parents to her present boyfriend. Mother admits she has had a substance abuse problem for the past 8 years. She admits to IV usage in the past, and is now admitting to smoking the heroin through a pipe or straw.  Mother has expressed her desire to overcome her drug addiction and reunify with her child.  At this time the child is need of an attorney to represent his legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, and visitation.  There is a Review Hearing on this matter set for February 5, 2019 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2018-006898


A 7 year old boy came into DFS care in October 2018 when he was found home alone.  The child was unable to use the phone, did not know where his father was or when he would return.  His father did not see a problem with leaving the child home alone and blamed the child for not going to school.  The child’s mother is reportedly deceased.  There is prior history with the department as well as history in Arizona.  The child is currently in foster care.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for December 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-006274


This 14 year old child came into care on September 21, 2018 with his siblings due to domestic violence.  In which some of the children would get involved in defense of their mother.  CPS had previously been called out to their home for domestic violence.  They attempted to intervene to mitigate the threat and prevent the removal of the children.  Part of the plan was to move father out of the home.  Father moved in with his parents and a safety plan was developed. On September 18th, 2018 the specialist made an announced visit to supervise the visit with father and the children.  During the visit mother admitted that they both had violated the safety plan.  Mother has mental health issues.  Children’s siblings are being represented by a CAP Staff Attorney.  This child is need of a separate attorney to advocate for his legal rights and wishes as to permanency, placement, and visitation.   There is a Disposition Hearing set for December 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2018-005416


 A 1 year old boy came into DFS care in May 2018, when his father was arrested for sex trafficking, assault and child abuse.  The home was filthy at the time of his arrest.  The child’s mother reported that the child’s father was withholding him from her to force her to prostitute.  The child is placed with his mother and she is motivated to distance herself and her son from the father.  The father has another older child who was also removed and placed with relatives.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s wishes and legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing scheduled for November 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-007262


An 8 month old boy came into DFS care in September 2018 due to negligent treatment and inadequate supervision.  The family had minimal supplies for the child and no crib for him to sleep in.  The parents were uncooperative during the removal of this child and officers had to physically intervene. The family has a history with the department and the parents’ rights have been terminated with regard to their oldest child.  There is a history of domestic violence and drug use.  The child has been placed in foster care and the parents have supervised visitation with the minor.  An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Review Hearing on March 27, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2018-006572


A 7 month old infant girl came into DFS care in April 2018 when she was removed due to mother’s drug use and lack of resources.  Mother has open CPS case in California involving this child’s older brother, and has not been working her case plan to reunify with the brother.  Mother has also not been working her case plan in Nevada.  This child has been with the same foster family since she was 10 days old; however, maternal relatives in CA have asked for placement.  They maintain they would be able to help the child have a relationship with her brother who is also with relatives.  Once ICPC is approved for relatives, there will likely be an evidentiary hearing as to placement.   An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal rights regarding permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure the appropriate services are in place.  There is a Status Check on December 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-006824


A six year old child came into DFS custody after her mother was placed on a psychiatric hold by Sunrise Hospital with no release date. The child was unable to provide DFS with the name of her father or any relatives; she could only state that they lived “far away.”  The nurse at Sunrise told DFS that the child and her mother had been driving around for days, and that the child had not eaten in approximately one week. The mother has CPS history in California, but no open case here. CA CPS records may have names of family members who could possibly take this child.  This child is in need of an attorney to represent her legal rights and wishes as to placement, permanency, and visitation.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for November 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 22.