Case Number: 2021-033052

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

A 17-year-old girl came into DFS care in October 2021 with her brother. Their parents were involved in a domestic dispute and she tried to intervene when the father threw a glass frame that shattered. The father then grabbed her by the neck and shoved her against the wall. The father was arrested for the incident. The 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 her sibling in a relative’s home. She needs an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Status Check for confirmation of pro bono attorney on  12/16/2021 at 10:30 am in Courtroom 13; Second Day of Trial on 3/10/2022 at 10 am in Courtroom 13.

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