Case Number: 2021-031223

In Children's Attorneys Project (Abuse/Neglect Cases)

A 16-year-old boy and his sister came into DFS care in October 2021. Their parents had a domestic dispute and the sister tried to intervene when their father threw a glass frame that shattered. Their father then grabbed the sister by the neck and shoved her against the wall. Their father was arrested for the incident. Their mother tried to prevent the arrest, minimized the situation, and was observed to be very intoxicated. There is ongoing domestic violence and a history of alcoholism. The child is placed with his sibling in a relative’s home but has different desires than his sister. As a result, he is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights, ensure the appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Status Check on 12/16/2021 at 10:30 a.m. in Courtroom 13.

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