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: 2019-000108 (PENDING PLACEMENT)
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: 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: 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: 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.