Case Number: 2016-006246


Three siblings, ages 6 to 4, came into DFS care in December, 2016 after natural mother and her boyfriend were arrested following a domestic violence incident. The natural mother was also arrested on warrants, including one related to a 2013 probation for Child Abuse/Neglect; she will be incarcerated until June 2017. The natural father of the two youngest children never completed his case plan for domestic violence issues after children were previously removed in 2013. All three children have speech delays and are delayed in their developmental progress. An attorney is needed to represent the children’s wishes and legal interests regarding placement, permanency and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2016-006035


A 9 year old came into DFS care with his older brother came in December, 2016 due to their mother’s drug use, mental health issues and neglect. The children have been taken into care on two previous occasions, one time for sexual abuse of this client’s brother by the mother’s boyfriend. There are mental health concerns for both the client and his brother; the children are being seen by a therapist. The children are placed together in foster care and will be given separate attorneys due to potential conflict of interests. This client needs an attorney to represent his wishes regarding placement, permanency, and visitation, and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000137


Four siblings, age 3 years to 7 months, came into care at different times, from May, 2015 to September, 2016 due to mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, and environmental concerns. Their parents have made efforts to address their issues, but are regressing to old habits. The children are currently placed together in foster care. They need an attorney to represent their legal interests regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000521


Sister and brother, ages 13 and 8, came into DFS care in January, 2017 when their mother came to their school under the influence to withdraw the children from school and move them to Washington. Their mother, and one of the children disclosed abusive behavior by the maternal grandmother. The oldest child’s father is in prison and the youngest child’s father’s location is unknown. The children are court ordered to be placed together. The siblings are currently placed in Child Haven, however, the oldest child’s paternal grandparents want placement of her only. They need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001195


Two siblings, ages 7 and 2, came into DFS care with their older brother in February, 2017 due to allegations of inadequate supervision, sexual abuse, and neglect. Their mother has a mental disorder and is reportedly not taking her medication. The youngest child was reportedly sexually abused by her 8-year old brother; he said he learned this behavior by watching his mother and her boyfriend have sex. The children are currently placed at Child Haven. They need an attorney to represent their wishes and legal interests regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001193


An 8-year old boy came into DFS care with his younger sisters in February, 2017 due to allegations of inadequate supervision, sexual abuse, and neglect. His mother has a mental disorder and is reportedly not taking her medication. The client also requires medication for ADHD and ODD, but his mother does not provide him with the medication. This client was sexually acting out with his 2-year old sister and said he learned this behavior by watching his mother and her boyfriend have sex. The client is currently placed at Child Haven. He needs an attorney to represent his wishes regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000908


A 9 year old boy came into DFS care in February, 2017 due to his mother’s arrest for domestic violence against his father and outstanding warrants. He is currently placed with his maternal grandparents. The client has reportedly stated he does not feel safe with his mother. He needs an attorney to represent his wishes regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000043


Two siblings, ages 13 years and 1 year, came into DFS care in December, 2016 after being removed from the custody of their grandmother due to her drug use. Their mother abuses drugs and their fathers are incarcerated. They are currently placed with fictive kin. They need an attorney to represent their wishes and legal interests regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001639


Two siblings, ages 14 years and 9 years, came into DFS care in March, 2017 upon their mother’s death. The children are currently placed with the younger sibling’s paternal aunt. They need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001837


A 19-year old young woman was removed from her mother’s care when she was a minor due to alleged sexual abuse by her stepfather. The client is under voluntary court jurisdiction and taking part in the Step Up program. Under the Step Up program, client is required to maintain a job or attend school; client is currently doing neither and is at risk of losing her assistance. Client does not have a stable residence, she is couch-surfing with friends. Client’s important documents such as ID, Social Security care, and birth certificate are at her parents’ house and they will not allow her access to the documents. Client needs an attorney to represent her and ensure she is meeting the program requirements as well as assist with any other legal matters that may arise as she transitions to adulthood and remains under the dependency court’s jurisdiction.

Case Number: 2017-002282


A 7-year old boy came into DFS care with three siblings in September, 2015 when their natural father burned one of the sibling’s hands on the gas stove. Neither parent took the child for medical attention. The parents are reportedly working their case plans. The parents currently reside in California but they intend to move back to Nevada. This client is placed in a foster home with one sibling and the other two siblings are placed together in a separate foster home. All siblings were previously represented by a CAP attorney, however a conflict of interests arouse between the siblings and the attorney had to withdraw. Each child will now need their own attorney. This client would like to return to his parents’ care. He needs an attorney to represent his wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place. There is a TPR Trial on June 30, 2017 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2014-005185


A 5 year old girl came into DFS care with siblings in 2014 due to neglect and improper supervision. The children were placed in a trial home placement with their natural mother and maternal grandmother until their mother ran away with this client’s siblings. Mother recently returned and the siblings were placed together in foster care. This client is currently placed with her grandmother and reportedly does not wish to return to her mother’s care. There is also an older sibling who lives with his natural father. The client needs an attorney to represent her wishes regarding permanency, placement and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002263


An 8-year old girl came into DFS care with her sister in October, 2016 due to domestic violence between their natural mother and her boyfriend. The girls are currently placed with their maternal aunt and uncle. The siblings were previously represented by the same CAP attorney, however a conflict of interests arouse between the siblings and the attorney had to withdraw. Each child will now need their own attorney. This client would like to return to her natural mother’s care and have visitation with her father. She needs an attorney to represent his wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002064


Three siblings, ages 4 years to 3 months, came into DFS custody in April, 2017 due to physical abuse. Father beat mother while she was holding their baby and inadvertently struck the baby causing a skull fracture. Mother took her baby to the hospital but in doing so left her other young children at home alone. The police arrested and incarcerated both parents. The children are currently placed together with their maternal aunt. They need an attorney to represent their legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000151


A 7 month old baby girl came into DFS custody in October, 2016 due to her mother’s incarceration. Mother was incarcerated at the time of her birth and has four other children in DFS custody. Mother reportedly has issues with domestic violence and substance abuse. Child’s father’s identity is unknown. Child is currently placed in foster care; her foster mother speaks Spanish only. Child has a maternal aunt is Hawaii who is willing to adopt the child if mother’s paternal rights are terminated or relinquished. Client needs an attorney to represent her legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place. There is Permanent Planning Hearing on October 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2017-002485


A 4 month old baby boy came back into DFS care in May, 2017. Client originally came into care in January 2017 after being born drug-exposed. Subsequently, he was placed with dad and the matter was closed. However, Dad was allowing Mom to babysit while he worked and the child was removed from Dad’s care. There are concerns about dad’s protective capacity because he allows mom to babysit when he works. Mom has other children in foster care. Her rights to them have been terminated or are pending termination. Client is now placed with fictive kin who are the adoptive resource for the siblings. Client needs an attorney to represent his legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002173


A 5 year old boy came into DFS care in April, 2017 after Dad was arrested for outstanding bail warrants for assault and battery. Dad caught officers’ attention when he was acting bizarrely with child at the airport. During his arrest, dad claimed to be homeless and appeared disturbed. Dad is currently incarcerated. Both parents have drug abuse and mental health issues. Mom is reportedly willing to engage in substance abuse treatment. Child is currently placed with maternal grandmother. He needs an attorney to represent his wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002423


Two siblings, ages 6 and 1, came into DFS care with an older brother in March, 2017 when their mom was arrested and there was no adult to care for children. Mother has a history of arrests. The house was found in disarray; i.e.: filthy living areas, rotting food, urine and mildew smell, unmaintained utilities, and minimal food. The children were filthy and unkempt. Dad is believed to be incarcerated. Clients are currently placed with maternal aunt. Their older brother has his own attorney. Clients need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002541


Three siblings, ages 9 years to newborn, came into DFS custody in May, 2017 when the youngest child was born substance exposed to opiates, methamphetamine, and marijuana. The baby suffers from withdrawals, sneezing, and tremors. Mom does not have any supplies for her baby or housing. The baby was placed in foster care and the older siblings were placed with fictive kin. Clients need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002218


A 4 year old girl came into DFS custody due to neglect, her parents’ drug abuse, and domestic violence between parents. Drugs were found in the home and were within child’s reach. There was also a loaded gun in the home. Mom is currently attending Drug Court. Client is placed with her maternal grandparents. Client needs an attorney to represent her legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002469


A 7 month old baby girl came into DFS care in May, 2017 after suffering a clavicle fracture. Mom said that her baby was playing on a pillow. When mom looked away, she heard the baby scream in pain. She picked up the baby and saw that her collar cone was deformed. Dad woke up when he heard the baby scream. Parents took the baby to the hospital where the doctor diagnosed her fractured clavicle. Client is still in the hospital. She needs an attorney to represent her legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001814


A 16 year old girl came into DFS custody in April, 2017 when relatives dropped her off at Child Haven and stated they were no longer able to care for her. Her mother is reportedly abusing drugs and prostituting. Her legal father had a paternity test done when she was 9 years old and when he found out he wasn’t her biological father, he dropped her off with relatives. She lived with those relatives until they dropped her off at Child Haven. Legal father may also be abusing drugs. Client needs an attorney to represent her wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002035


A 9 month old baby girl came into DFS custody in October, 2016 due to her mothers’ drug use. Mother has history with DFS and her parental rights to another child were terminated. Client is currently placed with foster parents, who adopted her half-sibling. She is reportedly doing well in this placement and has been with them since October, 2016. They are an adoptive resource for this client. In March, 2017, after other potential fathers were ruled out, client’s natural father was identified. Dad is incarcerated with an expected release date in October, 2017. He requested that child be placed with his mother and sister, however when DFS conducted the background check, they found a DV charge from 2010 that was not disclosed. Family members provided an explanation of DV incident but DFS will need to get management approval in order to place child with Dad’s family. Client needs an attorney to represent her legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001929


Two siblings, ages 7 and 2, came into DFS custody in April, 2017 due to domestic violence between the parents and Mom’s unaddressed mental health issues. It has also been reported that Dad may be selling drugs. The family does not have a support system because they just moved here from another state. The children are currently placed at Child Haven awaiting a foster placement. Clients need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001171


A 2 year old girl came into DFS custody in March, 2017 when she was left home alone with a friend’s child, a 5 year old, while Mom went to get cigarettes. There are allegations of substance abuse and instability in housing. Dad is currently in prison and his release date is unknown. Client is currently placed at Child Haven. She needs an attorney to represent her legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002169


A 12 year old girl came into DFS care with two siblings in February, 2017 due to physical abuse. Dad allegedly beat this client’s sibling with a cane. After coming into DFS care, this client’s other sibling disclosed sexual abuse by Dad. When DFS contacted Mom regarding recent allegations against Dad, she said she would come get the children but has not yet done so. Mom lives out of state and states that Dad took kids from her with a fraudulent custody order and she has had no contact since. This client has stated she does not want to go with Mom; she doesn’t trust her. The client’s siblings have their own attorney due to initial conflicting interests. However, all three of the children now have a desire to move out of state to live with their paternal aunt. This client needs an attorney to represent her wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002225


A 2 year old girl came into DFS custody with two older siblings in February, 2017 after mom attempted suicide in front of all three of her children. Mom reportedly has mental health and alcohol abuse issues as well as a lack of resources to care for the children. Client was the only child removed from the home and placed in foster care as the other children remain in the home with their natural father. Mom and client have a TPO against this client’s natural father, out of Utah. Client needs an attorney to represent her legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000451


Three siblings, ages 6 to 1, came into DFS custody in January, 2017 after Dad allegedly sexually abused their half-sister. Mom stated that victim told her about the abuse a year ago, but then recanted it. Dad denies the allegations and claims victim is lying. Mom is staying with relatives and has placement of the children. Dad agreed to stay away during the investigation, but he has supervised visitation with the clients. Clients need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001650


A 2 year old boy came into DFS custody in March, 2017 when he was found walking down a sidewalk alone and unsupervised. He was found with urine soaked shorts and his skin was cracked and covered in blood, scars, and scabs. Eventually, the child’s adult sister discovered that he was missing. She searched the neighborhood until a neighbor told her police took the child. Mom was at work when the child went missing and she left immediately when she found out. The adult sister believes the child climbed out a window because the front door was locked. The family has a history with DFS. Client is currently placed with a cousin. Client needs an attorney to represent his legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002377


Two siblings, ages 15 and 13, came into DFS care in October, 2016 due to Parents’ substance abuse, inadequate shelter, mental health issues, domestic violence incidents, and poor supervision. The family was homeless. Mom was not working and dad was on disability. The children were placed with their maternal aunt and uncle. Mom refused Department engagement and dad was unable to care for the children. He wishes for them to remain with their aunt and uncle. Both parents have made little to no progress towards behavior change to reach their case plan goals. Clients need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001889


A 1-year old girl came into DFS care due to inadequate supervision, shelter, and neglect. She was found filthy with dirt all over her body. Currently, mom is incarcerated, but is scheduled to be released after she sits out her bench warrants. Dad was not contacted because the Department was unable to do a diligent search. Relative caregivers were contacted, but have not responded to being a placement resource. Mom stated that she recently started using spice synthetic marijuana, which explains her erratic behavior. Child seems to only drink milk and lacks motor skills for her age. She cannot walk or stand yet. Client needs an attorney to represent her legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001803


Four siblings, ages 3 years to 1 month, came into DFS care due to allegations of physical abuse of one of the children by mom’s boyfriend. In addition there were concerns of drug paraphernalia, a BB-gun, and a half-smoked joint. The children were placed with dad for a safety plan. Clients need an attorney to represent their legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001928


A 4 month old baby boy came into DFS care with 3 skull fractures. He was treated at the hospital. Mom’s initial explanation was inconsistent with the child’s injuries. She initially claimed that a beer mug fell on the child’s head as she swatted away her puppy. She now claims that she accidentally banged the child’s head against the entertainment center as she swatted away her puppy. Her newest explanation may be consistent with the child’s injuries. She did not want to look like a bad mom. She also claims that the same puppy caused a small cut above the child’s eyebrow when it was playing nearby. This happened a week prior to the skull fractures. She may have postpartum depression. The Department has an in-home safety plan with paternal grandma and cousin. The child will be released to his natural parents with the safety plan. They will reside at paternal grandma’s home. Client needs an attorney to represent his legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001927


A 4 year old boy came into DFS care after mom made homicidal threats towards him. She said that she was going to kill him and beat him up. She later expressed remorse because she was having a panic attack and was stressed out. The child had bruises on his chest and scratches on his body. Mom blamed the dog. Dad is in Brazil. The Department was able to develop an in home safety plan with mom. The child is with mom, while they are living with the paternal grandma. Client needs an attorney to represent his legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000402


A 5 month old baby boy came into DFS care the day after he was born because of exposure to drugs. Baby suffered withdrawal. Mom tested positive for amphetamines and opiates when he was born. Mom has an interest in inpatient treatment so that she can have custody of her son in the future. Currently, dad is unable to care for baby because of unstable housing, substance abuse, and criminal activity. Baby is currently placed with maternal grandparents. Client needs an attorney to represent his legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000716


Two siblings, ages 4 and 3, came into DFS care and were placed with their paternal grandma after their other sibling claimed that mom’s boyfriend sexually abused her and that mom beat her. Mom is believed to be a prostitute and her boyfriend her pimp. He has a no contact order in place that prevents him from reaching his victim. Mom tried to hide the children from the Department. Clients need an attorney to represent their legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000220


A 5 month old baby girl came into DFS care in January, 2017 when a man stumbled across mom giving birth in an alley. She was addicted to meth. He took the baby to the hospital to obtain a birth certificate. The man eventually tracked down mom and had her sign papers giving him custody/ guardianship. Mom went to his home because she was angry that he took her baby to the hospital. She wanted her back. Baby’s adult sibling, living with dad, contacted the Department and lied about mom giving birth at a friend’s house. Baby is currently placed with the adoptive parent of her half-sibling. Client needs an attorney to represent her legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002228


1 month old twins came into DFS care in April, 2017 when they were born premature and mom tested positive for meth and marijuana. Mom has cognitive delays and a sixth grade mental capacity. She had her parental rights terminated four times in the past. Dad is not ready to take the twins at this time, but if needed he would make arrangements. The twins are placed with their maternal grandma. Clients need an attorney to represent their legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002232


Two siblings, ages 4 and 1, came into DFS care because there was a report of inadequate supervision. Maternal grandma had guardianship of children due to a recent CPS case. Mom has a relationship history involving domestic violence, drugs, and instability. In April, 2017 mom went to the older child’s birthday party. She drank all day and was high on marijuana. She forcefully left the residence with the children. Mom is unemployed and faces eviction. Clients need an attorney to represent their legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-002350


An 11 year old boy came into DFS care due to a physical dispute with his father. Dad called the police and refused to let the child back in the home. The child claimed that dad hit him with a shoe, kicked him, and slammed him to the ground. The child fears his father and feels that he does not love him. Client needs an attorney to represent his wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001069


A 2 year old boy came into DFS custody due to Mom’s mental health and substance abuse issues. Child was seen running down the street unsupervised. Mom stated that her friend was supervising the child, but her friend left before police arrived. They were living in a shed behind a home, but they had access to the main home where the child slept at night. After the assessment, they relocated to a family friend’s home. They were asked to leave after mom showed bizarre behavior and ranted about demons chasing her. Client needs an attorney to represent his legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001250


A 3 month old boy came into DFS care in February, 2017 when mom gave birth while incarcerated. Mom tested positive for opiates. Child tested negative for substances. Mom was incarcerated for violating probation when she tested positive for amphetamines during a scheduled visit with her probation officer. Dad is in prison. Client needs an attorney to represent his legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001718


Four siblings, ages 7  years to 3 months, came into DFS care when the youngest child was born exposed to methamphetamine. Mom admitted to using meth 3 to 4 when she was pregnant. Mom also used drugs when she was pregnant in 2014. There is domestic violence in the home. Dad shows characteristics of an addict. The parents want to do drug court. The children are currently separated, but the Department is looking to place them together with fictive kin. Clients need an attorney to represent their wishes and legal interests regarding permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.