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: 2016-005129


Two siblings, ages 17 and 15, came into DFS care with two half siblings in October, 2016 due to a physical altercation between the natural father and his two boys (younger client in this group is one of the boys). The half siblings (brother and sister) have a different mother and will be represented by separate counsel. The older sibling in this group is currently placed in foster care and the younger sibling is placed in detention. Their natural mother was not in regular contact with the children at the time of their removal. The children need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2016-006145


An 11 year old came into DFS care with his younger 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 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: 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: 2016-005133


Two siblings, ages 13 and 11, came into DFS care with two half siblings in October, 2016 due to a physical altercation between the natural father and his two boys (older client in this group is one of the boys). The half siblings (brother and sister) have a different mother and will be represented by separate counsel. The parents reportedly have drug abuse issues. The older client in this group has already been returned to his father’s care but the younger sibling is still in foster care. The children need an attorney to represent their 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: 2017-000804


Sister and brother, ages 9 and 8, came into DFS care in late 2015 due to their father’s neglect. Their mother is deceased and their father is incapable or unwilling to take care of the children. The children are currently placed in a foster home and need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding placement, permanency and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000578


A 1-year old girl came into DFS care in January, 2017 due to inadequate supervision, drug use, and non-cooperation with DFS. The child is currently placed with her paternal grandmother. Both parents have been granted supervised visits with the child. The child needs an attorney to represent her legal interests regarding placement, permanency and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000060


A 3 month old baby girl came into DFS care in December, 2016 due to her mother’s drug use, lack of resources, mental health issues, and criminal legal issues. Her mother also has a history of neglect with California’s CPS. The child’s father also has drug problems, no income, and criminal legal issues. Both parents are first-time parents and very young. This baby girl needs an attorney to represent her legal interests regarding placement, permanency and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000969


A 1 year old boy came into DFS care in February, 2017 due to his parents’ substance abuse issues. The parents have been relying primarily on grandparents to care for this child. Both parents tested positive for methamphetamine when law enforcement intervention was required following a fight between the child’s father and the child’s maternal grandfather. He is currently placed with his maternal grandparents. This child needs an attorney to represent his 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: 2017-000119


A 12- year old boy came into DFS care in January, 2017 because his mother abandoned him. The child has been diagnosed with mental health issues. The mother says she is fearful her son may harm her; and she no longer wishes to care for him. The child’s father is deceased. 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: 2017-000072


Brothers, ages 7 and 3, came into DFS care in January, 2017 due to neglect. Their mother is unemployed and their father is in prison. Their mother is also abusing drugs and leaving the children with family members for extended periods of time, which ultimately resulted in the family being unable to enroll the oldest sibling in school on time. The children are currently placed together with family members. They need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding placement, permanency and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2015-003593


Five siblings, ages 17 to 7, came into DFS care in August, 2015. Both of the children’s caregivers, their mother and natural father/stepfather, are deceased and the other natural fathers’ parental rights have been terminated. The children are currently in separate placements with family, fictive kin and foster care. The oldest child has high-level special needs; she cannot walk, talk, or feed herself and takes several medications. One of the other children has mental health issues and has been admitted to a locked mental health facility in the past. The permanency plan for four of the children is adoption and the permanency plan for the second oldest child is to age out of foster care (OPPLA). The children need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding permanency, placement 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: 2017-000822


A 5-year old boy came into DFS care in due to domestic violence between his mother and his mother’s girlfriend. The mother and girlfriend were both arrested and the child was placed with fictive kin. The child’s mother can visit him anytime through the fictive kin placement.  The client needs an attorney to represent his wishes regarding permanency, placement, and visitation, and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001022


A 1-year old boy came into DFS care in February, 2017 due to allegations of inadequate supervision. His mother failed to pick him up from day care so his aunt picked him up. His mother went missing and had no contact with the child or aunt for the next 3 weeks. The child is currently placed with his maternal aunt. The mother did reappear and is now in a drug treatment program. The child needs an attorney to represent his legal interests regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001113


A 1-year old girl came into DFS care in August, 2016 due to her mother’s lack of supervision and physical abuse. The child was placed with her natural father but he continued to leave the child with the mother even though she was not to have unsupervised contact. The client is currently placed with a paternal aunt and uncle. She needs an attorney to represent her legal interests regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2014-005185


Three siblings, ages 8 years to 2 months, came into DFS care. The two older children came into care due to neglect and improper supervision. The youngest child came into care when he was born substance exposed. All three children are currently placed in a trial home placement with their natural mother and maternal grandmother. The children have an older sibling who lives with his natural father. The children need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding permanency, placement and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2016-006320


A 2 month old baby boy came into DFS care in January, 2017 when he was born substance exposed. His natural mother and natural father have a history of heavy drug use, are currently in a methadone clinic, and lack the resources to care for him. His maternal grandmother is a possible placement once he is released from the hospital. An attorney is needed to represent the child’s legal interests regarding placement, permanency and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-001010


Two sisters, ages 7 years and 5 years, came into DFS care in January 2017 due to inadequate supervision, physical risk and environmental neglect. The parents denied using drugs but appeared to be under the influence. The children are currently placed with fictive kin. They need an attorney to represent their wishes regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000807


Two sisters, ages 6 years and 3 years, came into DFS care in February, 2017 due to inadequate supervision and being at risk for physical harm. Their father was having a medical problem and the girls were left with their grandmother, who has dementia. They are currently placed with fictive kin. These girls 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: 2017-000908


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: 2017-000736


A 2 month old boy came into DFS care when he was born drug exposed. He is currently placed in a foster home. He needs an attorney to represent his legal interests regarding placement, permanency, and visitation and to ensure the proper services are in place.

Case Number: 2017-000063


A 2 year old girl came into DFS care in December, 2016 after being left with her aunt for a prolonged period of time. She was inadequately supervised and her mother habitually used drugs. She is currently placed with her aunt. She needs an attorney to represent her legal interests 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.