Case Number: 2019-000108 (PENDING PLACEMENT)


Urgent.  Waiting over 150 days!  Conflict case for LACSN – Requires a Pro Bono Attorney.  5 siblings, ages 16 to 3, one is special needs.  Mom does not know how to handle all five.  Some have never been to school and others constantly run away and skip school.  Children are defiant and mom is in over her head.  Services needed to help this family stay together.  Next hearings are; Status Check on  is a Review on 3/24/2020 at 11:00 am and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/24/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-008478 (PENDING PLACEMENT)


Urgent.  Waiting over 150 days!  Conflict case for LACSN – Requires a Pro Bono Attorney. Three siblings, ages 10 years to 6 years, came into DFS care in November 2019 due to ongoing domestic violence in the home in the presence of the children. Both parents have previously been arrested for domestic violence. There are concerns about both parent’s substance usage. Mom admitted to the rare usage of methamphetamines and tested positive for same. Dad has refused to drug test unless court ordered.  There are concerns about the father’s mental and/or emotional state. He reports being diagnosed with major depression/anxiety. The children have been placed with mom. Visitation with the father is to be supervised.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 4/21/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-008718 (PENDING PLACEMENT)


Sibling set of five came into protective custody over concerns of domestic violence and possible physical abuse after family members reported that the father of the youngest child punched the oldest child in the chest.  CPS tried to discuss with the mother and the older kids what happened and whether that father was living in the home.  The mother denied any ongoing contact and reported having a TPO.  However, the 8 year old let it slip that the baby’s father was living in the home and that the mother is pregnant with his child.  Because the last investigation involved serious physical abuse, CPS elected to remove the children as the danger could not be fully assessed.  The oldest four are placed with their father’s girlfriend while the baby is with a relative of her father. The mother reports that maternal grandmother is willing to take placement. The Next Hearing is a Case Plan Review on 2/19/20 at 11am and then there is a Review Hearing on 5/6/20 at 1:30 pm, both in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009194


A newborn baby girl came into DFS custody when her mother gave birth to her while she is incarcerated at CCDC.  The mother is waiting to be sentenced to prison.  Putative father is also at CCDC but believes he will be released soon.  Baby is placed with maternal aunt.  There are three maternal half siblings, one has been adoption and the other two of whom are still in the system but have not yet been adopted.  The Next Hearing is Review Hearing on 5/6/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-008575 (PENDING PLACEMENT)


A sibling group ages, 10, 8, 6 and 3 years old were removed from their mother’s care over concerns of emotional abuse and risk of physical abuse.  Relatives called CPS after the mother posted a video on Facebook of herself chasing her kids around the apartment with a BB gun threatening to shoot them, thereby terrorizing them.  The mother was arrested, and entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor child abuse charge.  The children are placed together at the aunt’s home. The mother has also admitted to the abuse/neglect petition and in the process of engaging in services.  The Next Hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 9/2/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009350


The children came into care on November 13, 2019. The whereabouts of natural mother are unknown. Children have been raised by natural father and have not been enrolled in school. This child and his sister was living in the home with her father, uncle and paternal grandparents. The sister most recently was living with her maternal grandparents in California. Natural father went to pick her up and the child refused to go with him. She disclosed that while living with her father, she had been raped by her uncle and counted at least 6 incidents. Natural father knew of the little girls statements but did not take any action to protect her and when interviewed, only seemed interested in his son, the subject minor in this case.  Due to a lack of ability to protect, The son is in need on attorney.  The sister has separate representation due to a conflict in wishes.  The Next Hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/4/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-005332


10 yr old girl came into DFS care in July 2019 after both parents were arrested following a domestic violence incident. It was reported that Mother was punching father and was arrested for DV, while father was arrested for outstanding warrants. Maternal relatives and the children report that this is not the first domestic violence incident, father is reported to have punched mother in the face a few months prior. The family doesn’t have strong ties to Las Vegas and the department is concerned of possible flight risk. Parents have a history of drug use (methamphetamines and heroin). The family has an extensive history with DFS.  The child is currently placed with an adult sibling.  The Next Hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for 6/2/20 at 3pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009568 (PENDING PLACEMENT)


6 year old boy came into DFS care in July 2019 after both parents were arrested following a domestic violence incident. It was reported that Mother was punching father and was arrested for DV, while father was arrested for outstanding warrants. Maternal relatives and the children report that this is not the first domestic violence incident, father is reported to have punched mother in the face a few months prior. The family doesn’t have strong ties to Las Vegas and the department is concerned of possible flight risk. Parents have a history of drug use (methamphetamines and heroin). The family has an extensive history with DFS.  The child is currently placed with an adult sibling.  There is a Permanency Planning Hearing set for 6/2/2020 at 3pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009409


This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney.  These children came into DFS care on October 23, 2019 due to failure to supervise and use of controlled substances by natural mother and neglect by the natural fathers. Evidence was presented that these boys sisters were all physically or sexually victimized by the two oldest brothers. The natural fathers’ have neglected the minor children by not maintaining consistent contact or support. Natural mother has a history of substance abuse and prior incidents of environmental neglect (filthy home) and failure to provide for the children (who reportedly were begging for food from neighbors). She tested positive for high levels of methamphetamine in her urine and hair.  The oldest brother is not party to this case but the second  oldest and youngest brother are.  The sisters are being represented by a separate attorney as is the oldest brother.  These two children are in need of representation.  The Next Hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009425


This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney. These children came into care on October 23, 2019 due to failure to supervise and use of controlled substances by natural mother and neglect by the natural fathers. Evidence was presented that the children were all physically or sexually victimized by two older brothers. The natural fathers have neglected the minor children by not maintaining consistent contact or support. Natural mother has a history of substance abuse and prior incidents of environmental neglect (filthy home) and failure to provide for the children (who reportedly were begging for food from neighbors). She tested positive for high levels of methamphetamine in her urine and hair.  The Next Hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009201 (PENDING PLACEMENT)


This is a conflict case for our office and requires a Pro Bono attorney to represent a 14 year old girl,13 year old boy, 12 year old boy, 10 year old boy, and 8 year old boy came into DFS care on November 21, 2019 due to Natural mother’s lack of resources and lack of the ability to properly manage her resources. She was recently evicted after failing to pay one month’s rent (the first month was paid by a charity). She states her money was stolen from her by a friend and is reportedly in a relationship with a gambler. It is alleged that she uses methamphetamine. One of the natural father’s is presently incarcerated in Oklahoma and the other natural father is living in Oklahoma, paying child support. Long history of CPS.  The Next Hearings are; Case Plan Hearing on 3/23/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 5/27/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009548


This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono attorney. This child and his sister (represented by a staff attorney) came into DFS care on October 19, 2019 due to adoptive parents refusing to care for the sister any longer. This child remains placed with adoptive parents, however the Department is insisting that he remain a ward of the state and part of the case. The issues in this case arise from the sister’s rebellious behavior and the conflict it is causing with adoptive parents. This child has also showed rebellious behavior, however, adoptive parents remain willing to work with him. Adoptive parents seem to be unwilling to participate in further hearings.  The Next Hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/13/2020 at 2:00 pmin Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-009626


This is a conflict case and requires a pro bono to represent a 3 month old boy came into DFS care in December 2019 due to his mother’s mental health issues, lack of parenting knowledge and skills as well as poor decision making which places her son at risk of harm.  The mother was referred to a partial hospitalization program.  She is in protective custody and there are no identified relatives or fictive kin that are able to care for them at this time. The putative father is currently on probation with DJJS and attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful. The next hearing is a Trial on 5/8/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing set for 6/2/20 at 2:00 pm, Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001340


Newborn girl came into DFS care in February 2020 due to mother being incarcerated at the time of birth.  Although baby did not test positive for drug exposure, mother did admit to using methamphetamines while pregnant.  Mother’s release date is unknown at this time.  Minor’s father’s whereabouts are unknown to the department.  Minor is placed in foster care.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

 

Case Number: 2020-001521


Sibling group of six children ages 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 1 came into DFS custody in December 2019 due to inadequate shelter after they were found living in a park restroom.  The parents report efforts to secure stable housing and employment for the family.  The children are currently split between two different family members.  Oldest child is being represented by CAP.  Next hearings are a Case Plan Hearing on 3/23/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 6/3/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000573


New born baby girl came into DFS care after being born substance exposed.  Mother has admitted to a history of illegal substances, domestic violence and mental health issues; she has two other children out of her care.  Minor has been placed with maternal grandmother. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/17/20 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000564


New born baby girl came into DFS care after mother gave birth to her while incarcerated.  Mother has warrants out of Texas as well, and it is unknown how long she will be in custody.  Besides being incarcerated, mom also suffers from mental health issues.  Baby is currently in a foster home. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 6/2/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000291


Minor was born drug exposed, both mother and baby tested positive for amphetamines and PCP after birth.  Baby experienced withdrawals and was placed in the NICU.  Both parents are currently homeless and have previous history with the DFS.  Baby is currently placed with the adoptive parents of his siblings. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/23/20 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000281


Siblings age 2 and 9 months came into care due to mother having being arrested for DUI while with the minors in the vehicle.  Father was unwilling to care for minors at the time of mother’s arrest.  He is now demonstrating willingness to care for minors if he receives assistance from family. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 4/23/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-009702


This is a conflict case that requires a pro bono attorney to assist a newborn baby girl came into DFS custody in December 2019, when she was exposed in utero to methamphetamine and heroin.  Her parents are homeless and had no plans to take care of her; when interviewed by CPS, they did not report much interest in keeping the baby. Parents also did not identify any family members who could take placement of the baby and have not maintained contact with the department. The next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/7/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009628


A six year old little girl came into DFS custody in December 2019, when the mother and boyfriend got into a fight; both were injured.  Mom was arrested as the aggressor, boyfriend was arrested for outstanding DV warrants.  Child placed with maternal grandmother.  Mom refuses to identify the father.  There is a Disposition Hearing set for 3/23/20 at 11:00 am & a Review Hearing set for 6/24/20 at 2:30 pm.  Both are in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-009789 (PENDING PLACEMENT)


A 1 month old boy came into DFS care in December 2019 after being born substance exposed.  The mother has admitted to long term drug use.   The natural father will be self surrendering and will likely be incarcerate for more than a couple of months.  Neither caregiver can control their behavior.  There are no family members who reside in the state.  The next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001389


Two siblings, ages 5 years and 3 years,  came into care with their older sibling in April 2018 after they were involved in a traffic accident where their mother was found to be at fault due to being impaired.  The children were not properly restrained and sustained injuries.  The mother was charged with DUI and child abuse/neglect.  The mother is incarcerated and will possibly be released in April 2020.  The mother is making limited progress on her case plan given her current situation.  The father has made no progress toward his case plan.  The children are currently placed in a licensed foster home.  The older sibling  wants to reunify with his mother and these children want to stay with their placement.  The youngest has no articulable memory of the parents and is bonded to the foster placement. Next hearings are an Adjudicatory Trial on  3/23/20 at 9:45 am and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 4/7/20 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001388


A 7 year old boy came into care with his siblings in April 2018 after they were involved in a traffic accident where their mother was found to be at fault due to being impaired.  The children were not properly restrained and sustained injuries.  The mother was charged with DUI and child abuse/neglect.  The mother is incarcerated and will possibly be released in April 2020.  The mother is making limited progress on her case plan given her current situation.  The father has made no progress toward his case plan.  The child is currently placed in a licensed foster home.  This child wants to reunify with his mother and his sibling wants to stay with their placement.  Next hearings are a Adjudicatory Trial on 3/23/20 at 9:45 am and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 4/7/20 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-009812


A 3 month old girl came into care on December 22, 2019. Minor admitted to NICU after birth due to feeding problems.  Mom was acting erratically.  Mom has various MH diagnosis and was involved with DRC.  Living in a group home that is not appropriate for placement and not open to DFS involvement.   Mom is former client of LACSN, so this is a conflict case and requires a pro bono to represent this baby.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/18/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2019-009735


Two siblings, ages 9 years and 4 years old, came into DFS care in December 2019 due to domestic violence occurring in the home in the presence of the children.  The natural parents lack the ability to control their impulses. There is a violent person in the home and no parent will protect.  The natural parents lack the knowledge and skill set needed to protect their children. There is a Review Hearing set for 6/9/20 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-000022


This is a conflict for our office and requires a pro bono!  An 8 year old girl came into DFS care in December 2019 due to allegations of inadequate supervision.  The family has history with the department.   One or both parents cannot control their behavior.  No adult in the home will perform parental duties and responsibilities.  One or both caregivers lack parenting knowledge, skills and motivation.  The father is incarcerated.  There are concerns of substance abuse and stable housing as to the mother.  The child is placed with maternal grandparents. There is a Trial set for 4/17/20 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001018


Three siblings, ages 5 years, 3 years and 8 months, came into DFS care in January 2020 due to ongoing domestic violence in the home.  The mother admits that she and the father argue daily.  Both parents lack impulse control and their actions place the children at risk of harm.  Neither parent recognize the safety concern associated with their behavior.  The father is only minimally cooperative with the department, he has extensive criminal history for domestic violence with other women.  It was alleged that he  is abusive toward the mother, threatening to kill her, her family, and the children.  The children have been placed with relatives.  Supervised visitation between the children and parents has been arranged.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/29/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001270


A group of three siblings ages, 11, 10 and 9 came into DFS custody in December 2019 due to allegations of inadequate supervision.  The mother was evicted from her apartment and left the children with a neighbor for several days without contact. The mother’s drug’s use adversely affects her ability to provide for the children. The father is reported to be deceased.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001178


Five sibblings ages 12, 11, 9, 5, and 3 came into DFS care in February 2020 after the family was found to be living in their car.  The family is currently homeless despite having an option set up by the department to reside with family.  The father of they youngest child is unknown.  The three older children were withdrawn from school and have not been re-enrolled.  Visitations is set unlimited for mother, father, and grandmother.  Next hearings are a Status Check on 3/18/2020 at 11:00 am, a Disposition Hearing and All Pending Matters on 4/8/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000135


A newborn baby boy requires a pro bono to represent him, as this is a conflict for our office.  He came into DFS custody in December 2019, when the mother, a former foster child, gave birth to client while in custody at CCDC. She did not have a plan for temporary placement of the child, as she was in the system for most of her life.  Her parents’ rights were terminated and her siblings have their own struggles. The maternal great grandmother to the baby is willing to help, but resides in California.  The mother wants to raise the baby, but was homeless before she was incarcerated and has no plan for housing or employment after her release. The only reason for removal at this time is that the mother is incarcerated. She expects to be released within 30 days.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/22/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001174


A 7 year old boy was brought into care due to mother’s drug abuse, medical, and educational neglect.  Father is currently incarcerated at Southern Desert Correctional Center. Next hearings are; Adjudicatory Trial on 6/11/2020 at 9:30 am, a Status Check on 7/29/2020 at 10:00 am, and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-000116


Conflict for LACSN!  A newborn girl came into DFS care in December 2019 after being born substance exposed.  There was a hospital alert in place in regard to the mother and her homelessness and drug use.  The mother had no prenatal care.  She is not currently employed and has a history of mental health issues.  The mother has significant prior history for allegations of substance exposed infant, physical injury neglect, abandonment and lack of supervision.  She has seven other children who are not in her care.  The putative father is also homeless and admits drug use.  Relatives are being considered for placement pending background and fingerprints.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001147


8 year old boy and 2 year old boy came into DFS care on April 25, 2019 due to concerns of environmental neglect, lack of resources, and parental mental health as to mom. The home presented with maggots, rotten moldy cans of food and the smell of urine.  Father is currently incarcerated after sexual assault allegations were brought up against one of the older siblings. Next hearings are; a Status Check on 7/29/2020 at 2:15 pm and a Review Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001141


12 year old girl, and 5 year old girl came into DFS care on April 25, 2019 due to concerns of environmental neglect, lack of resources, and parental mental health as to mom.  The home presented with maggots, rotten moldy cans of food and the smell of urine.  Father is currently incarcerated after sexual assault allegations were brought up against one of the older siblings. Next hearings are; a Status Check on 7/29/2020 at 2:15 pm and a Review Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000755


A 1 month old boy came into DFS care in January 2020 after being born substance exposed.  The family has significant prior history for allegations of drug use during pregnancy and a previous substance exposed child that is still currently in care.   There’s been minimal cooperation and communication from the parents.  Visitation with natural mother and father will be supervised and visitation with siblings will be arranged. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 6/9/2020 at 11:00 am at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001045


9 year old girl, 7 year old boy, and 5 year old boy came into DFS care on February 1, 2019 due to concerns of sexual abuse of oldest sibling by the step-father.  Sibling was observed to engage in suspicious behavior with her brother and was asked if she had ever been touched improperly, to which, she responded she had by step-father.  The step-father reported incident to his church, and later confessed to police. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/29/20 a 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000789


A newborn girl came into DFS care in January 2020 due to her mother being incarcerated.  The mother has a history of substance abuse issues.  She is reportedly diagnosed with mental health issues that are untreated, it is unknown when the mother will be release.  The named father of the child is reportedly deceased.  The mother has one other child that is not in her care due to substance abuse.  The child is still in the NICU.  Visitation will be arranged upon the mother’s release from prison.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/22/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000972


3 year old girl came into DFS care on or about January 28, 2020 when mom struck her boyfriend while subject minor was present.  Mom struck boyfriend on the head after a verbal argument escalated between them, resulting in injuries to his forehead.  Mom was arrested for this incident and has pending charges in Las Vegas Municipal Court.  Mom has multiple arrests for Battery. Father does not have regular contact with minor, nor does he provide care or support, financial or otherwise, for the subject minor. Next hearings are set for an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/26/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 7/23/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001088


Three siblings, ages 1 year to 1 month came into DFS care in January 2020 after the mother and one of the twins tested positive for amphetamines at birth.  The mother has a history of risky behavior, domestic violence and drug use and is actively using and is unable to control her behavior.  The mother has another child in DFS care to whom her parental rights have been terminated.  She has a total of six children who reside with a relative out of state.  The whereabouts of the natural fathers to these three children are unknown.  These children have been placed with a relative residing locally.  Next hearings are a Disposition Hearing on 6/2/2020 at 11:00 am, a Review and Status Check Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000856


11 year old girl, 10 year old boy, 8 year old boy and 2 year old boy came into DFS care on January 8, 2020 due to homelessness and lack of resources to care for the children by the care giver (potential guardian).  Mother left to Guatemala for a family emergency and is supposed to return in 3 months.  Father to youngest boy and step-father to other children admitted to domestic violence incidents with mom and reported to be physical with the younger children.  Mother has prior CPS history in California. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/1/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-008306


A three year old girl came into DFS custody in October 2019, after being removed from her father when he was arrested for violating a TPO issued in favor of his girlfriend following his arrest for domestic violence.  At the time of removal, the mother was in custody.  Father reports that mother has a substance abuse issue; mother claims that the father took the client away from her to control her.  The client is placed with maternal relatives.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/12/20 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2018-007022


A 2 month old girl came into DFS care in October, 2017, when she was brought to the hospital with a laceration in her mouth, bilateral bruising on her outer thighs and buttocks and a bruise on her right shin.  Mom and Dad were both arrested.  Mom has prior CPS history.  The child has no special needs and has been placed with a paternal relative.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 4/8/20 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-000779


4 year old boy who is autistic was removed from the care of his mother due to allegations of domestic battery and physical abuse by father.  Mother had a restraining order against father, which she did not renew in attempt to reconcile with father of minor.  Judge Sullivan issued an Order for minor to be removed at time of Plea.  Placement is unknown at this time. Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 3/19/20 at 2:00 pm, Trial on 4/3/20 at 9:30 am, and Review Hearing on 7/22/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-000861


1  year old girl came into care when she was removed along with her brother due to allegations of domestic battery and physical abuse by father.  Mother had a restraining order against father, which she did not renew in an attempt to reconcile with him.  Judge Sullivan issued Order for minors to be removed at time of Plea.  Placement is unknown at this time.  Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 3/19/20 at 2:00 pm, Trial on 4/3/20 at 9:30 am, and Review Hearing on 7/22/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-000829


6 year old boy and 3 year old girl came into DFS care on January 2020 after one of the older siblings reported inappropriately sexual behavior by her step-father.  Mom does not believe allegations, rather believes  that minor girl is being manipulated by natural father.  These two siblings from a group of four have different desires. Next hearing a Review Hearing on 7/15/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000749


7 year old girl came into DFS care in January 2020 as the family is homeless.  The family regularly lacks the resources to meet the child’s basic needs.  The mother has health issues which she is not addressing, resulting in multiple hospitalizations.  The family has prior history with the Department in regard to the same concerns.  The child has been placed at Child Haven.  Visitation will be arranged upon the mother’s release from the hospital. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/22/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000626


A 5 year old and a sibling came into care January 2020  after his mother and step-father were accused of abusing the other sibling and him physically and locking them in a room.   Other sibling is currently placed with his natural father.  Step-father is a police officer and there are concerns that Metro is trying to protect him. An experienced volunteer is needed to assist this child. Next hearing is a Trial on 5/8/2020 and 5/15/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2020-000788


A 9 year old girl came into DFS custody in November 2018, after the mom delivered a baby boy who was substance exposed.  In a prior case this child was removed due to physical abuse and was placed with dad. Subsequently, the father was arrested and is currently incarcerated. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 11//25/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-000148


A two month old baby boy was removed from his mother’s care over concerns of untreated mental health.  Father on birth certificate is not the biological father; he is taking steps to have his name taken off the birth certificate.  Mom named another man as the father; however, he reportedly has multiple mental health diagnoses which may also limit his ability to care for the infant. Next hearing is a Trial on 3/19/20 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-000088


Four siblings, ages 16 years to 9 years old, came into DFS care in December 2019 due to educational neglect, environmental neglect and inadequate supervision by natural parents.  The parents cannot control their behavior.  They leave the home or lock themselves in a room leaving the oldest child to care for the younger children.  The oldest child has not been allowed to attend school.  The home  was reported to be filthy and the children have been forced to sleep on the floor.  The family has significant prior history  with the department.  Both parents admitted to daily substance use.  The children have been placed with fictive kin.  The next hearing for Parents is Drug Court on 2/25/20 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 21.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/30/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000124


A 1 year old girl came into DFS care in January 2020 when the child’s mother and her boyfriend were arrested for leaving the child in the car while they went into a casino. Police found heroin and drug paraphernalia in the car. The child was placed with her maternal great grandmother. The mother is actively using as well as homeless. The mother is allowed supervised visits until Criminal Court has reached a disposition. The child’s father was recently released from jail and his current residence is unknown. The next hearing is a Disposition Hearing/Plea Hearing on 6/2/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000513


3 year old boy and 3 month old girl came into DFS care on January 11, 2020. Mother had the children in her car when she was driving and crashed. Mother was arrested for DUI and no responsible adult was available to take custody of the children. Next hearing is are; Disposition Hearing on 3/24/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 6/30/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000021


Three siblings, ages 12 years to 7 years, came into DFS Care in December 2019 due to allegations of substance misuse, physical abuse and inadequate supervision.  The father was physically aggressive with their 17 yr old sibling who sustained an acute right nasal fracture.  The mother allowed the 17 yr old sibling to consume alcohol  with the adults in the home and she herself appeared to be intoxicated.  There are ongoing concerns of domestic violence in the home.  The siblings were taken to Child Haven as there are no relatives able to take placement.  Drug Court is set for 3/10/20 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 21 and a Review Hearing is set for 6/24/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000388


A 2 year old girl came into DFS care in January 2020 after being left unattended in a parked car for over an hour.  The mother has extensive history with the department.  There are unsubstantiated investigations with concerns surrounding the mother’s mental health and domestic violence between her and other individuals, and inadequate supervision of her child. The mother lacks parenting knowledge, skills, and motivation and her emotional stability seriously impairs her ability to care for her child.  The whereabouts of the child’s father are unknown.  The child has been placed with a relative. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/8/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000394


A one month old boy came into DFS care in December 2019 when he was born substance exposed.   The mother has previous history with the department and has two other children that are not in her care.  She has admitted to a history of using illegal substances. The father of the child is unknown.  The child has been placed with a relative.  Visitation to be arranged. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/8/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000160


A one month old boy came into DFS care in January 2020 due to allegations of physical risk by his mother.  She did not receive prenatal care until the month before the baby was born. Meconium results indicated the baby was positive for amphetamines.  The mother has a history of methamphetamine use which negatively influences her behavior to engage in criminal activity, unable to maintain stable housing an engage in domestic violence.  The father has criminal history and has been in an out of prison.  The mother has two older children who are not in her care.  Both parents cannot control their behavior due to their ongoing substance use, domestic violence and criminal activity.  The child has been placed with a relative.  The parents are to have supervised visitation.  Next hearings are; an Adjudicatory Trial on 5/29/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 6/25/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000143


Two siblings, ages 7 and 5 years, came into DFS care in January 2020 due to allegations of negligent treatment, inadequate supervision and physical injury neglect/physical risk.  The mother and an unknown adult male had a gun in their possession and fired the weapon outside of their apartment.  The mother was arrested and there was no one to care for the children.  Paternal grandparents to the oldest child have temporary notarized guardianship of the children and allow the children to visit with their mother.  The paternal grandparents stated that there have been no indications that would raise a red flag.  The natural father of the oldest child is incarcerated and the natural father of the youngest child is unknown.  Both children have been placed with the paternal grandparents to the oldest child. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/18/20 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001529


Two siblings, ages 4 years and 2 years old, came into DFS care in June 2017 after the youngest was born substance exposed.  Since that time, the parents have made no progress on their case plans and their rights to the children were terminated the following year.  The children were placed with their maternal grandparents pending adoption, but later removed due to environmental neglect and placed in foster care.  The Department is continuing to find a home for the children with their younger sibling.  Until then, the children are to have visitation with their younger sibling every other week. Next hearing Permanency Planning Hearing on 7/1/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001452


A newborn girl came into DFS care in February 2020 due to being born substance exposed.  The family has significant prior history for allegations of inadequate food, shelter supervision and physical risk.  The mother has three older children who are not in her care, her rights were terminated as to two of those children, and the third was placed with relatives under a guardianship.  The mother and her current boyfriend have recent significant criminal, domestic violence and substance abuse history.  They do not have adequate or stable housing.  The mother is not following up with her mental heath, substance abuse treatment and believes that none of these are a concern. Next hearings are; a Disposition Hearing on 6/10/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Haring on 8/12/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001506


A 14 year old girl came into DFS care in February 2020 after she was discharged from Desert Parkway Behavioral Health and her mother refused to pick her up.  There are two prior reports involving the same allegations of abandonment.  The mother refused to retrieve her child because she has a violent nature and is a sexual predator.  The child’s sibling reported feeling unsafe around her as she has sexually and physically abused her for years.  There is currently no caretaker willing or able to provide for the child’s needs.  She is currently placed in Child Haven.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/26/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001674


A 1 year old girl came into DFS care in January 2019 due to a hospital alert placed on the mother.  She has an open DFS case regarding her three older children and was homeless.  While she has taken steps to start on her case plan with regard to her older children she is not engaging with this child.  The child’s natural father is incarcerated.  The child has been placed with a maternal relative and is doing well in their care.  The siblings visit each other about once a week.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/28/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001610


Newborn baby came into DFS care on February 18, 2019. Mother had arranged for a private adoption before giving birth. At the time of birth issues arose concerning her mental health and the private agency did not believe she could effectively relinquish her parental rights. The child was born substance exposed and mother later admitted using methamphetamine every day of her pregnancy. Mother was discharged to a mental health facility to address her mental health needs, either on an in-patient or out-patient basis, and left the facility within 24 hours. Her present whereabouts are unknown. The true identity of natural father is unknown. Mother has extensive CPS history.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/18/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001819


2 year old boy came into DFS care on February 27, 2019. Mother was arrested on February 26, 2020, and the minor child was left with maternal grandparents. Mother has threatened and intimidated her parents, stating that when she was released from custody she would kill whoever tried to keep her from taking her child and leaving. Mother is now barred from her parents’ home and is, therefore, homeless. She has no source of income. Mother admitted smoking marijuana and taking Xanex without a prescription; prior use of heroin but stated that she has not used heroin in years. There has been no contact with natural mother since she was released from custody and her present whereabouts are unknown. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 3/24/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-01098


A newborn baby boy was exposed in utero to methamphetamine.  Mother and current husband do not have housing, and have a significant history of domestic violence and drug treatment.  They have not completed recommended services in the last case involving an older sibling.  Mother and current husband report their willingness to do services and take care of minor, they have been visiting baby in the hospital.  The baby’s natural father was not involved during the pregnancy; however,  CPS contacted natural father, who resides in California, and he is willing to take care of minor. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/25/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001897


1 year old infant and 3 month old baby came into DFS care on March 2, 2020 due to domestic violence between the parents which included mother grabbing father’s gun and accidentally discharging it in the presence of the minors.  The parents were arrested and were unable to provide for the children’s needs.  Father stated there may be Native American heritage.  Next court appearances are; Adjudicatory Trial on 6/1/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Status Check Hearing on 7/28/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001869


15 year old boy came into DFS care on February 28, 2020 due to the minor child having made multiple suicide attempts in January and February of this year, which resulted in temporary and long-term hospitalization.  The minor stated that one of his sources for drugs, including methamphetamine was his mother.  The minor’s statements were corroborated by his sister, who is in the custody of her father.  The mother denies the allegations.  Next hearing is a Adjudicatory Trial on 5/15/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001000


Newborn baby girl came into DFS custody in February 2020, when she was born drug exposed, mother used methamphetamine throughtout the pregnancy.  Mother does not have a place to live, she has a room with a man she recently met, and is willing to allow her to stay free; however, he cannot help with childcare. Hospital staff is concerned with mother’s ability to parent, as she showed no interest in baby while in the hospital.  The mother has provided a name for father, but CPS has not had any contact wit him. Next court hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/29/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-000826


This minor came inot DFS cae on January 20, 2020 after receiving a report alleging inadequate supervision and physical risk.  The maternal grandfather contacted 911 as mother is schizophrenic/bipolar and was having an episode, in addition to being addicted to opiates and abuses Xanax.  Maternal grandfather was concerned that mother was going to hurt the minor. Mother was placed on Legal hold by LVMPD after the incident.  The grandfather was deemed as an inappropriate caregiver, as he has significant CPS history with DFS.  Both parents have been appointed representation and appear to be engaging with the department at this time.  Domestic violence, drug use and mental health issues appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Placement for the child has not been determined at this time. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000822


This minor came into DFS care on January 11, 2020 after being born premature and substance exposed to opiates.  Mother left the hospital against medical advice and is not believed to have an address to go to.  No substantial information is available on the father.  Drug use and lack of resources appear to be the primary issues in this case.  The minor is currently placed with foster parents.  Parents whereabouts are unknown.  An ICPC with maernal grandparents is being considered. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/17/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001784


One (1) year old boy came into DFS care in March 2020 after his mother left him with an acquaintance stating that she could not take care of him.  The mother has a history of drugs, and the whereabouts of both parents are unknown.  The child is currently placed with a maternal relative.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 6/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000879


14 year old boy came into DFS care on January 4, 2020 after his step-mom and boyfriend tried to shoot his father.  Nobody was injured in the shooting, however, father was arrested for outstanding warrants.  Natural mother reports to be living with maternal grandmother at this time.  Both natural mother and natural father are reported to be engaging with the department.  Both parents have had counsel appointed to them.  Both parents have prior criminal and DFS history on their records.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandmother.  Next hearings are; Adjudicatory Trial on 6/15/2020 at 1:30 pm, and a Review Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 2:30 pm., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000921


8 year old boy came into DFS on January 21, 2020 after the mother and her boyfriend engaged in an argument which led to a domestic violence altercation.  Mother was at boyfriends house with other adults, and they were all drinking for several hours, while minor was in another room sleeping.  After a few hours of drinking mother and boyfriend started arguing and boyfriend indicated to mom he wanted her and the minor to leave.  He then proceeded to the room where minor was sleeping and pulled him out of the bed by his feet, and made him sit outside, while he started choking mom.  Neither mother or natural father are engaged with DFS.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandparents. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 3/17/2020 at 1:00 p.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000964


8 year old boy came into DFS on January 21, 2020 after the mother and her boyfriend engaged in an argument which led to a domestic violence altercation.  Mother was at boyfriends house with other adults, and they were all drinking for several hours, while minor was in another room sleeping.  After a few hours of drinking mother and boyfriend started arguing and boyfriend indicated to mom he wanted her and the minor to leave.  He then proceeded to the room where minor was sleeping and pulled him out of the bed by his feet, and made him sit outside, while he started choking mom.  Neither mother or natural father are engaged with DFS.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandparents. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000970


3 boy siblings ages 3 year old, 1 year old, and 3 month old came into DFS care on January 28, 2020 after the youngest minor was born substance exposed.  Mother tested positive for Methamphetamine at the time of birth and also disclosed a serious domestic violence incident that occurred between mother and father.  At the time of the domestic incident the parents lived in separate housing, they are now residing together.  Drug use and severe domestic violence appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Older boy is currently placed with fictive kin, and youngest two are placed with paternal grandparents.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/26/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000975


5 year old boy and 6 month old girl came into DFS care on January 28, 2020 after several reports of neglect, drug sells and violent behavior.  On January 3 2020,  DFS received a report that mother and boyfriend were selling drugs in aley of their apartment complex while the children were left alone in the apartment.  On January 11, 2020 DFS receive yet, another report that mother and her boyfriend were in an argument with random people and they fired and brandished firearms.  Mother was arrested and incarcerated.  There is history of neglect, drug sells, criminal activity, and violence in the home.  Both natural fathers are not involved in the children’s lives.  The father of younger child is currently being held at CCDC.  Both minors are currently placed with maternal aunt.  Next hearings are an Adjudicatory Trial and an Adjudicatory Hearing Plea on 6/8/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 7/7/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001060


3 month old baby girl came into DFS care on January 16, 20202 after being born premature and substance exposed.  Both mother and minor tested positive for methamphetamine.  Mother admitted to using it a couple times during her pregnancy, with last time only two days prior to giving birth.  Father uses methamphetamines as well.  Mother has been arrested for domestic violence and admitted to domestic violence altercations between her and the father of the baby.  Mother is currently residing with her sister, and does not stable housing nor does she have any baby supplies due to the fact that the baby was born earlier than due date.  Maternal aunt, is only allowing mother to stay at her home temporarily.  Drug use, domestic violence and lack of resources appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Minor is currently living with maternal grandfather.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001396


Baby boy came into DFS care on February 7, 2020 after the child was born premature and substance exposed.  Both mother and baby boy tested positive for methamphetamine.  Mother admitted to smoking 1 gram of “meth” every other day consistently during her pregnancy, with the last use being two days prior to giving birth.  Drug use and lack of resources appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Both parents had a meeting scheduled with Specialist Fisher at Sunrise Hospital on 1/27/2020 but they left the hospital before meeting was able to take place.  Specialist was able to contact mother telephonically, and mother stated she was working with a private adoption attorney in California, and that neither parent wanted to be involved with DFS and the court.  The parent’s whereabouts are unknown at this time.  All maternal and paternal relatives reside out of state.  The minor is currently being placed with foster parents.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002097


7 year old girl and 5 year old boy came into DFS care on January 24, 2020, along with older boy sibling who is being represented by CAP, due to welfare of the children to remain at home.  The Court finds concerns over physical risk, as older sibling has alleged physical and sexual abuse by father.  The Department has had previous involvement with the family.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/22/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002129


9 year old twin girls and 6 year old boy came into DFS care along with 12 year girl sibling (being represented by CAP) on February 1, 2020 due to sexual abuse of oldest girl by her father and failure to protect her by her mother.  Minor disclosed that her father has touched her inappropriately with his hand.  Father was observed on multiple occasions lying in bed with minor in a “spooning” position.  Minor stated that she told her mother but the mother denied knowledge of father’s conduct.  Minor was found to be pregnant and was later found to have aborted the pregnancy.  Mother advised that she had given “abortion” pills to her daughter to induce the abortion. Additionally, the three other children have not been enrolled in school. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001815


The child came into DFS care on February 12, 2020 after the child was born substance exposed (Methamphetamine and Methadone).  Both mother and minor  tested positive for Methamphetamine.  Mother admitted to using Methamphetamines three days prior to giving birth as wells as using heroin four months into her pregnancy.  Father admitted to using methamphetamines as well.  Mother stated that she has been using drugs since she was 19 years of age and father admitted to using Methamphetamine for the past 8 years.  Both parents were provided with drug test referrals but cancelled the appointments due to being evicted from their apartment.  Mother has another child from a previous relationship that was removed from her custody due to mental health and drug abuse issues.  Extreme drug use and lack of resources seem to be the primary issues in this case, as parents are currently homeless. The child is currently placed with Child Haven.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 6/2/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001803


10 year old boy and 8 year old girl came into DFS care on February 12, 2020, after mother failed to pick them up from school or make arrangements to have them picked up on February 7, 2020.  Mother’s whereabouts were unknown and the children had the school contact their former foster parent to pick them up and they remain in her care.  When contacted by DFS Specialist, foster parent stated that she is a friend of the family and that the children have been in her care for the past 3 years since mother’s prior DFS case closed.  Foster parent was caring for the children until maternal grandparents asked to keep them for a while.  On the morning of February 7, 2020 mother went to the maternal grandparents home to pick up the children to take them to school.  Mother hit Gabriel in the mouth for swearing which caused his mouth to bleed, maternal grandfather became upset and hit mother.  Grandfather called the police to report the incident, his concern was that mother has an outstanding warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle as well as possible drug use.  Mother admitted to using PCP in the past but claims she has not used in years, she is currently homeless and would prefer that the children stay in foster parent’s care.  Primary issues in this case are instability, unpredictable behavior and lack of resources.  The identity for the minor boy’s father is unknown.  The father for minor girl’s whereabouts are unknown at the moment. It is known that both mother and minor girl’s father’s have criminal and prior DFS history on their records. The children are currently placed in foster care.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/28/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001650


A 10 year old boy was removed by CPS over concerns of lack of supervision by the mother.  Minor  was injured at school; mother never responded to phone calls from school personnel to pick up her son. Mother expressed remorse to the court at the initial protective custody hearing, explaining that at the time she only had one working phone.  Concern exists as the mother did not reach out to CPS until 9:30 pm on the date in question. Minor’s father resides in another country. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/12/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001458


A prematurely born baby girl was removed from her mother’s care after being exposed in-utero to methamphetamines. The mother told CPS she wanted to raise the baby, but never came back to the hospital to visit her daughter after being released. So far, the mother is not participating in court hearings.  The baby has a number of medical needs, but the long term prognosis is not bleak.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/27/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002181


11 year old girl, 9 year old boy, and 7 year old boy came into DFS care on March 11, 2020 after youngest kid was observed to have bruises on his face which he reported to be due to his stepfather hitting him in the face. Minor has autism and a neurological disorder. Both male children report being physical abused. Both mother and her boyfirend deny any abuse of the children. Natural Father lives out of town. There is a history of DV between mom and dad. Father’s side of the case is alleging parental alienation and mother’s side is reporting that the children want nothing to do with dad due to the DV. The Children’s true wishes and feelings need to be ascertained as soon as possible. The children are placed with maternal grandparents. Family has a history with DFS.  All adult parties have attorneys assigned to them and are reportedly participating in the case.  Next hearings are; a Status Check on 7/28/2020 at 2:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 9/15/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000866


Three siblings ages 10, 4, and 3 years old came into DFS care on January 17, 2020 after mother and her boyfriend attempted to shoot dad. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the shooting. Father was subsequently arrested for outstanding warrants. Mother was also eventually arrested. Mother is reported to be homeless, father is reported to be engaging with the department. Both parents have had counsel appointed to them. Parents have both criminal and prior DFS history on their records. The children are currently placed together with paternal grandmother.  Next hearing are; an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/15/2020 at 1:30 pm, and Review Hearing on 7/1/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000804


Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on January 15, 2020 after being born substance exposed (opiates) and the subsequent disclosure of ongoing domestic violence and mental health issues. Mother has mental health issues which causes her to be violent, father gives mother his prescription opiates in order to keep her calm. Mother’s unaddressed mental health, father’s enabling of same and both parents general unwillingness to identify and correct these problems seem to be the primary issues in this case.  Minor’s current placement situation is TBD. Mother and father are reported to be in the pre-contemplation phase.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/21/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001873


A 2 year old boy came into DFS care in February 2020 due to the parents significant history of drug and alcohol use.  Sources report that the family had been living with several adults that are all using drugs.  The police had been called to the home six times regarding various concerns.  The police also responded to a domestic disturbance at the child’s grandmother’s home involving the mother punching the grandmother and causing property damage.   The mother has prior history with the Department.  The mother and father’s current whereabouts are unknown.  The child has been placed with a relative. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 6/9/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2014-004856


Boy age 14 came into care with his six siblings due to lack of supervision, food and utilities in their home. The children were initially placed together in a foster home and at that point we learned that the client was still having contact with his previous foster parent and wished to be placed with the foster father and separated from his siblings. That request was denied after DFS reported that there was an ongoing investigation of this foster father in regards to inappropriate behavior with the client as well as another boy that resided in his home. After the client learned he could not return to the foster father’s home he still communicated that he would like to be in a home separate from his siblings.   Next hearing is a Status Check on 4/16/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2020-002143


The child came into DFS care on February 23, 2020 after reports of educational neglect as to minor by mother.  Minor has not been enrolled into school since August 2019.  Upon contact with mother, Specialist Buttel noticed that mother showed signs of drug use, erratic behavior and speaking very quickly.  Mother is currently homeless, father is currently living in Mexico and is not engaged with DFS or minor.  The child is currently placed with his God-father.  Next hearings are; a Disposition Hearing on 6/18/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 8/4/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002076


The child came into DFS care on February 19, 2020 after the child was born substance exposed (Opioids).  Mother was noted to be under the influence during delivery, and she stated to staff that she used Heroin just before delivery.  Specialist Fisher met with mother on February 4, 2020, she then stated that she uses drugs on a daily bases. Mother is employed which makes her ineligible for public assistance, she relies on the minor’s father for financial support,  as well as providing her with drugs.  Both parents were homeless and lived on the streets going from place to place. Father is currently in drug rehab facility, and mother is staying with a family friend.  Friend did not pass the initial background check, and mother has no relatives that can care subject child.   Mother does not have any baby supplies or resources.  Drug use and lack of resources seem to be the primary issues in this case. The child is currently placed in Foster Care.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing 10/20/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000091


This newborn baby girl is the eighth child of a sibling group.  Baby girl was born drug exposed.  The other seven siblings are already in custody of the Department of Family Services and placed in foster care due to the mother’s arrest, lack of resources and drug use. One of the other siblings is being represented by CAP and the other children are awaiting a Pro Bono CAP assignment.  The mother lacks stable housing and has a history of exhibiting erratic behaviors indicative of mental health and substance abuse issues. There is no information on the father of this child. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on  11/4/2020 at 3:00 pm Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002062


This newborn baby girl is the eighth child of a sibling group.  Baby girl was born drug exposed.  The other seven siblings are already in custody of the Department of Family Services and placed in foster care due to the mother’s arrest, lack of resources and drug use. One of the other siblings is being represented by CAP and the other children are awaiting a Pro Bono CAP assignment.  The mother lacks stable housing and has a history of exhibiting erratic behaviors indicative of mental health and substance abuse issues. There is no information on the father of this child. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/26/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002214


5 years old boy was placed with maternal grandmother previously when a three other siblings were removed from mother.  One of the siblings was represented by CAP attorney and is pending adoption.  The other two minor’s case is still pending.  Minor was brought into care when mother reportedly revoked grandmother’s temporary guardianship and minor was returned to her care in an unsafe environment, minor was removed and placed back in  Grandmother’s care.  Next hearings are; a Status Check on 7/1/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 9/16/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-001939


A 1 year old boy came into DFS care in February 2020 after a report that the parents left him in the home with a registered sex offender who resides in the home.  The parents allow individuals to reside in their home without having knowledge on who they are or their background history.  The parents admitted they are not protective, they also reported that they need the tenants as they cannot afford to live without the financial assistance.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/6/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002166


A Three month old baby boy removed by CPS for concerns of ongoing drug use and inability to keep client safe. Baby was exposed in utero to meth.  Prior to baby’s birth, father was  arrested for domestic violence against mother. CPS tried to work with family for a few months before getting warrant for removal.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 6/3/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001970


A newborn baby boy  was exposed in utero to illicit substances. After birth, he suffered from some complications but seems to be doing well.  Parents not prepared; NF tested positive for meth.  NM admits to heroin use. Baby is placed in foster care.  This child needs an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/21/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002241


A  three month old baby girl was exposed in utero to methamphetamines, heroin and methadone.  Mother and father both use, both express a desire to get clean and care for the baby.  DFS attempted to help the family, with an in home safety plan at the maternal aunt’s home.  Unfortunately, the parents continued the use of drugs. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/8/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002244


A newborn baby boy was born exposed to meth in utero.  Mother admits to use, and is wanting to accept help, wants to go to WestCare.  Client has two older sisters, who are staying with their father. No father of this child has been identified.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing 9/20/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002197


A 16 year old client needs her own lawyer to represent her interests in a case involving herself and four siblings.  She is a dual jurisdiction client (Juvenile Justice & Child Welfare). She is on probation and placed in a foster home. She usually runs away but currently has an ankle monitor.  CPS became involved with the family over concerns of educational neglect and medical neglect as to client’s younger sibling.  The siblings are represented by other attorneys.  Next hearings are; Confirmation of Counsel on 6/1/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 8/24/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002069


A 9 month old girl came into DFS care in March 2020 due to her mother being homeless, jobless and transient.  There are also concerns regarding the mother’s mental health.  She reported her child was kidnapped, it was later found that she had given the child to a family.  She is unable/unwilling to care for her child.  The mother provided the name of the child’s father but no other information.    Both parent’s whereabouts are unknown.  The child is placed in a foster home.  Next hearing is a Review/Disposition Hearing on 6/3/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002177


Two young siblings, ages 3 and 10 months were removed from their mother’s care over concerns of alcohol use and domestic violence.  The mother covers for the father, refused to even give a DOB to law enforcement during most recent contact.  DFS is looking for family to take kids, but main concern is child care.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/8/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002123


15 year old girl and 11 year old girl came into DFS care on March 2, 2020 due to both girls stating that their father has bought them alcoholic beverages in the past and they have drank until they passed out.  One of the minors also disclosed that natural father, on at least two occasions, inappropriate sexually touched her. She also disclosed inappropriate sexual touching by two uncles while they would visit their father’s home.  Mother other and father are separated, mother stated that there was a time when the girls no longer wanted to visit their father.  Mother  was not sure of the reason why visitation with natural father stopped.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Hearing Plea on 6/11/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001454


A newborn baby girl was removed from parents at time of birth as parents are homeless and do not have supplies for the baby. The mother tested positive for marijuana at time of delivery.  The family has an open case in Illinois, with siblings there who have been placed with relatives.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002245


12 year old came into DFS care on March 15, 2020 due to mother engaging in multiple acts of domestic violence with her husband. In August, 20I9, the minor child was removed from the mother and placed with his father due to the violence in the home.  Mother had obtained a TPO against her husband but it expired in January, 2020. Mother met with her husband the night of March 14, 2020 and was sexually assaulted, battered and strangled. The minor child indicates that his step-father drinks all the time and he has seen him hit his mother in the past. He was awoken the morning of March I5 when his mother was screaming. Her neck and face were swollen and she had a cut under her eye, mother has prior CPS unsubstantiated CPS history and a prior home removal.  Next hearing is a Further Proceedings Hearing on 8/4/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002040


A newborn boy came into DFS care in March 2020 after being born substance exposed.  The mother admitted using heroin and meth throughout her pregnancy.  She has a long history of drug use and has lost custody of her seven other children due to her drug use.  The Department has been unable to locate her.  A diligent search has been requested and contacts are being attempted with identified relatives and fictive kin for placement.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/8/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002155


16 year old girl came into DFS care on March 8, 2020 due to minor child babysitting two step-siblings when natural father became angry at her. He grabbed her by the neck and choked her. Minor child later advised that he has choked her before. The minor child fled to the hotel office and the police were called. Father had fled the scene. The minor child was in need of protection based on the battery committed by her father and the fact that there was no responsible adult present to care for her. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 4/7/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002071


Two siblings, ages 14 and 11 years, came into DFS care in March 2020 after a source reported the natural father exhibited out of control behavior and appeared under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  It was also reported the father got physical with his children and other adults in the home.  The children reported being fearful of their father and did not want to return to his care.  The father has also been known to leave the children alone or in the care of others for several days at a time.  The family has significant prior history for allegations of neglect, substance abuse and physical risk.  The mother has not been in the home or caring for the children for some time due to her own substance abuse.  The children have been placed with fictive kin.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-002290


A sibling group of five ages, 15, 12, 11, 7 and 5 came into DFS care in February 2019.  One sibling age 11 is being represented by a staff CAP attorney. There is a conflict as the other siblings have accused the 11 year old of assault. The children came into care due to allegations of sexual risk and neglect.   It was reported that the mother was engaged in prostitution and that men were in and out of the home. Subsequently the mother was arrested and remains incarcerated. The father for all the children is deceased. The children are placed with a relative.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002281


A newborn baby girl came into DFS custody in March 2020,  when she was born substance exposed. The mother and baby tested positive for amphetamines and opiates.  The mother admitted that she used methamphetamines throughout the pregnancy.  The mother indicated that she would like the baby to be adopted and has not visited the baby.  Additionally, the mother has stated she does not know who is the father of this child. The mother has not maintained contact with the department. Next hearing is a Review Haring on 9/16/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002286


A sibling group of two; a  two year old girl and her 10 year old brother were removed from their mother’s care over concerns of domestic violence and the mother’s failure to recognize potential harm to her children from the domestic violence. Three months ago, a neighbor called law enforcement after the two year old’s father fired a gun at the mother and child as they drove away from the home.  After the father was released from jail, the mother moved in with the father and his mother.  This case may end up being only one minor as the father of oldest child has been cooperating and wants to take minor as soon as he is able to travel to the state. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/21/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002338


A two year old boy  was taken into protective custody in March 2020,  after his  mother was arrested for stealing things out of cars parked at the Excalibur.  The child looked neglected.  Father was already at City Jail for domestic violence between him and the mother.  Both parents have a history of drug use.  The child is currently placed with the maternal  grandmother, who reports that he may be developmentally delayed; as he is not speaking yet. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002323


A 2 year old and 9 month old  boy siblings were removed from their mother’s care based upon her ongoing drug use and erratic behavior while in their presence.  The family was residing with the maternal grandmother; law enforcement came to the home one evening after neighbors called in a noise complaint. The mother was yelling and screaming; police arrested her after she threatened them with a knife and asked them to shoot her.  The father is reportedly abusive to the mother, yet the mother allows him to come around.  The siblings are together in a foster home, but the grandmother wants placement. Next hearings are; a Disposition Hearing on 5/18/2020 at 11:00 am, and an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/18/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001341


A 2 year old boy came into DFS care in March 2018 when his grandparents took him to the hospital due to illness.  It was reported that his parents neglected his care and had been high for several days.  It was also reported that there is domestic violence occurring in the home.  The child was placed with relatives, who are an adoptive resource.  The parents did not work their case plans and relinquished their rights to their son.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/22/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002406


Minor removed at birth due to drug exposure and Natural Mother’s history with the Department.  Subject Minor born March, 25, 2020 tested positive for marijuana at time of birth. Next hearings are; a Status Check on 7/15/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 9/30/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-002394


An infant boy came into DFS care in March 2020 due to his mother being incarcerated at the time of his birth.  The mother has a history of drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and mental health issues.  She has three other children who were removed from her care and her rights terminated.  The whereabouts of this child’s father are unknown.  The child is still in the hospital and there is not a discharge date yet.  The next hearing is an Adjudicatory Plea Hearing on 6/9/2020  at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002478


One year old boy was removed from his mother’s care after her roommates call CPS regarding mother leaving one year old home alone all hours of the night and being unreachable.  During the investigation, the mother revealed she had an active case out of Washington state involving a five month old.  The mother also admitted to using meth and marijuana.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial 6/1/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002530


One year old little boy was removed from his mother over concerns of ongoing domestic violence.  The mother was recently arrested for domestic violence against her boyfriend, she was previously arrested in October 2019.  At the time of removal, the child’s father was incarcerated for domestic violence against another girlfriend.  The immediate family resides in the same home; therefore, DFS could not create a safety plan to keep the client in the home.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 6/9/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002580


An 11 year old boy, the oldest of a sibling set of five came into protective custody over concerns of domestic violence and possible physical abuse after family members reported that the father of the youngest child punched him in the chest.  CPS tried to discuss with the mother and the older kids the incident  and whether that father was living in the home.  The mother denied any ongoing contact and reported having a TPO.  However, the 8 year old let it slip that the baby’s father was living in the home and that the mother is pregnant with his child. The other siblings are represented by CAP attorneys.  This child has different wishes and desires. Next hearing on this case is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/23/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001414


2 year old twins came into DFS when maternal grandmother called law enforcement in regards to mother’s bizarre behavior.  Law enforcement contacted mother, maternal grandmother, and children.  Mother exhibited signs of possible mental issues and was transported to UMC on a legal 2000 hold.  ERT Specialist spoke with the officers that were on the scene of the incident, the officers told specialist about mother’s behavior and explained that she was taken to UMC for a legal hold.  It was also reported by the officers that mother has another child that resides in California with the father.  Specialist made contact with maternal grandmother at which time, she noted the smell of marijuana and she appeared to be “extremely high”, marijuana paraphernalia was also seen on the counter tops during the visit.  Maternal grandmother stated that father  has made effort to bring diapers for the children but mother will not allow him to help.  Primary issues in this case are mental health issues on the part of mother as well as maternal grandmother’s extreme marijuana usage around the children. Father was contacted in California and he is engaging in the legal process with DFS; father stated in court that he will have housing for his children and his self on April 1, 2020.  Mother stated that she has housing and is currently employed.  The children are currently placed in foster care.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/12/2020 at 10:00 in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002629


Group of siblings ages 10, 11, and 14 where removed from the home based on an incident wherein their oldest sibling was injured and threatened with a knife by the mother and the stepfather. Both parents were charged with felony child abuse/endangerment and misdemeanor battery. Mother, who pulled a knife on her son and threatened to stab him, was additionally charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. Charges are pending and preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 28th. These 3 siblings have started to blame older sibling for being removed, as do the parents – in particular the mother. The siblings are in two separate foster homes, and these three minors want to go home, while the oldest has different wishes. CAP represents older sibling.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/16/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001656


A three year old girl was removed by CPS from her father’s care after she was found wandering alone in an apartment complex.  Her mother has an active case involving substance abuse; at the time of the removal, the mother was inpatient and not able to take her child.  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.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002384


A two month old baby girl was removed from her mother’s care after the mother was arrested for domestic violence against client’s maternal grandmother.  Other children in the home; those are mother’s siblings who have not yet reached adulthood.  Grandmother declined to take placement to avoid additional violence in her home.  Mother has multiple mental health diagnoses for which she is not taking medication or seeking treatment.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 6/9/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002510


2 month old minor remains in the care of mother. Petition was filed based on the fact that mother failed to address case plan goals in previous petition regarding drugs, alcohol, and domestic violence, and as a result, mother’s rights were terminated as to that child.   CAP Attorney represented that child and advocated for Termination of Parental Rights, so a conflict exists.  So far the Department is unable to locate father, paternity testing ordered when located.  Department is considering 90 day further proceedings for mother. Next hearing is a Further Proceedings Hearing on 7/1/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2019-006248


3 year old girl came into DFS care on 8/26/2019 along with her two siblings due to concerns of neglect.  Minor boys were reunited with non-offending parent on 10/8/2019, and the minor girl’s case remains open.  Minor was recently placed on an in-home-safety plan with mother and she seems to be thriving.  Case should be coming to an end soon if mother continues improving.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/4/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-008374


Two siblings, ages six years and seven years old, came into DFS care in October 2019 when they were removed from their adoptive mother’s care over concerns of an improperly treated mental health condition and drug use.  Mother has been making progress on her case plan, and as of February 17, 2020, minors were placed on an in-home-safety plan with mother.  Both mother and minors are still adjusting and DFS retains jurisdiction of minors and will continue to monitor case for another six months or longer to ensure mother is fully recovered and ready to take permanent placement.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002667


A newborn boy came into DFS care in April 2020 when he and his mother tested positive for Marijuana.  The mother and father have an older child who is not in their care.  The mother has not addressed her mental health issues.  The Father has not attended his required classes for domestic violence.  The caregivers cannot control their behaviors, lack parenting knowledge, skills and motivation and do not have resources to meet the needs of the child. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/13/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2019-008777


Siblings ages, 13 yrs old and 2 years old came into DFS care on August 25, 2019 due to sexual abuse as to the oldest child by the father of the youngest child; sexual risk to all children by the mother; inadequate supervision to all children by the mother; substance misuse to the oldest child by the adults in the home; bruises/cuts to the middle child; and physical risk to all children by the mother. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002532


5 year old boy removed from mother’s care by CPS over concerns of untreated mental health issues and inadequate housing. Two putative father’s have been named, however neither is the picture or has a relationship with the child. The mother and child were residing with her boyfriend in a backyard. The child is currently in a foster home.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/9/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002424


3 year old boy was removed from his mother’s care over concerns of lack of stable housing and domestic violence between mother and her girlfriend.  They were on their way to a motel, when they got into an argument over money, the girlfriend hit minor intentionally during the fight. Minor is placed with fictive kin, and CPS suspects the mother is still involved with the girlfriend. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 5/27/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002598


4 year old and 3 year old sisters were removed from their father’s care over concerns of his mental health.  Mother and father are married, but she resides out of state.  They may be getting divorced, but nobody has filed.  Mother has CPS history out of state for drug use and mental health, but reports being clean and closing her case. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 6/2/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002638


7 year old girl came into DFS care on April 13, 2020 due to history of domestic violence between the parents, witnessed by the minor child. The domestic violence culminated with the step-father causing physical injury to the natural mother. The minor child also stated a history of being hit by her step-father, although the circumstances of those incidents are unknown. Next hearings are; Plea Hearing on 6/2/2020 at 9:45 am and a Disposition Hearing on 6/23/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002724


Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on April 10, 2020 due to law enforcement investigating reported sales of narcotics in the tunnels in the area of I-215 and Jones. Natural mother was observed leaving a tunnel and natural father ran from the tunnel carrying the minor child. Neither have any shelter or source of income, both admitted to using methamphetamine earlier in the day and using methamphetamine three to four times per week. No formula or diapers for the child were located and the child appeared dirty and hungry and his eyes were red (from lack of sleep). The parents appeared to be high on methamphetamine. Natural mother had her parental rights terminated regarding an older child in November, 2019, based on lack of resources and shelter and continued use of methamphetamine. Other minor was adopted in July of 2019.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/19/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002784


Four siblings, ages 5, 3, 1, and 8 months, came into DFS care in April 2020 after their mother was found walking on the highway after she had a disagreement with her boyfriend.  A search of their vehicle found drug paraphernalia in the open and easily accessed.  Both parents further admit to methamphetamine use and same is to the extent that they rely on the maternal grandmother to care for the children.  The children have been placed with their maternal grandmother.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 6/10/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 22.