Case Number: 2021-002437


An infant girl came into DFS care in January 2021due to her mother having a current open case involving her five other children.  There are concerns of unstable housing and employment as her other children have not been placed back in her care.  The whereabouts of the named father are unknown.  The child has been placed with a relative and sibling visitation will be arranged.  Next hearings are; a Disposition Hearing for Mother on 5/28/2021 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 7/28/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2021-003296


17 year old boy came into DFS care on January 29, 2021 due to ongoing domestic violence and mother’s refusal to remove herself from the situation. DFS reports approx. 30 calls and reports since 12/17/2020. Mother’s boyfriend is allegedly very violent and on drugs. Reports of lots of people going in and out of the home. Minor is currently  at child haven; DFS has been vetting family members, but a lot of them have unstable housing. Maternal Aunt is the only possible placement, but she has concerns about being able to care for Luis full time as he has some cognitive delays and potentially some other MH issues. Family has extensive history with DFS.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/22/2021 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-003474


A newborn baby girl was removed from her parents due to incidents of domestic violence between the parents in the presence of the minor. The parents have an extensive CPS history and have had several other children removed and subsequently adopted as the parents did not complete their case plans.  Next hearings are; Adjudicatory Trial on 5/6/2021 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 7/27/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2021-003084


Sibling group of four kids ages, 12 year old girl, 9 year old girl, 7 year old girl, and 7 month old boy came into DFS due to credible evidence of repeated domestic violence between the parents.  Domestic violence incidents have occurred when mother has been intoxicated and the children are present, one of the minor girls indicated her mother has alcohol bottles stashed throughout the house and frequently reeks of alcohol.  Mother has delegated her parental responsibilities to older minor and they oldest girls have indicated fear of returning to mother.  Next hearing is a Further Proceedings Hearing on 6/22/2021 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-002889


Newborn boy came into DFS care on or about January 25, 2021 after police received reports of a shooting at the family’s residence. Allegedly, mother’s boyfriend shot through their door after someone knocked. The residence is also alleged to be in a disgusting state. Further, police report that there were 3 firearms in locations accessible to the child. Father reports active marijuana use, and past meth and MDMA use. Mother has suspected drug issues as well. Neither adult seems to grasp the severity of the situation and believes the shooting was no big deal. There is past issues with domestic violence as well. DFS is still trying to collect enough information to track down the natural father. Next hearings are; Status Check on Paternity on 6/1/2021 at 2:00 pm and a Review Hearing on 7/8/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-002776


Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on 12/27/2020 in response to the allegations of substance exposed infant.  Mother and minor tested positive for opiates and methamphetamine at the time of birth.  Mother admitted to using methamphetamine and opiates throughout her pregnancy.  Both mother and father are homeless and are unable to provide sufficient housing for an infant.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/15/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-003216


17 year old boy came into DFS care on 1/21/2021 in response to a report of physical abuse and inadequate supervision of Subject Minor. The Natural Father and the live in girlfriend are the alleged abusers.  Mother resides in California and does not have consistent contact with minor.  Next hearings are; Trial 5/10/2021 at 1:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 7/8/2021 at 2:30 pm.

Case Number: 2021-003976


A two year old toddler girl was removed from her mother due to the mother’s erratic behavior.  The mother was placed on a Legal 2000. Since then, the mother has been diagnosed with Bipolar disorder mixed with Psychosis.  The whereabouts of the father are unknown at this time.  The child is placed with a relative pending further evaluation of the mother and her resources.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/4/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-003731


13 year old girl and 7 year old boy came into DFS care on February 1, 2021 due to minor girl that her step-father has engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct towards her over the past four years. Minor girl stated that her mother either observed the conduct or was told of the conduct and failed to take any action to protect her.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/28/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-003821


Baby Boy came into DFS care on January 22, 2021 due to concerns of recent domestic violence between the parents, as well as allegations that the natural father has taken and hid the child from the natural mother.  Next hearings are; Further Proceedings Hearing on 5/13/2021 at 10:15 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 5/27/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-005453


A three year old toddler girl was removed from her parents when they were found sleeping in their car along with drugs. The parents were arrested for possession.  The father was also on parole. The child has been placed with paternal relatives.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/8/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-001532


Minor boy came into DFS when mother was arrested for a DV warrant.  She informed officers that she did not have any family or friends to care for her son, she was informed they had an active warrant and had to proceed with arrest.  Mother indicated to Specialist that natural father is deceased and that there is a maternal grandfather, however, he is too old to care for minor. Mother’s lace of family support and resources seem to be the primary issue on this case.  Next hearings are; Review Hearing on 6/10/2021 at 3:30 pm and a Further Proceedings Hearing on 9/16/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-005303


A one year old girl was removed from her guardian and the guardian’s boyfriend when they are were arrested for driving a stolen vehicle and child endangerment. The guardian was from Chicago, where the mother resides and had only been in Las Vegas for a few days.  There were no relatives to place child.  Child has been placed in foster care.     Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/15/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-006021


A newborn baby boy was born substance exposed.  The mother and baby tested positive for methamphetamine at the time of birth. The father is currently incarcerated in prison.  The mother has a history of drug usage.  The baby is currently placed with a maternal cousin.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/25/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-006900


A 7 year old girl was placed into protective custody after her parents were arrested for a traffic stop and drug bust. There was no caregiver available.  Subsequently, a maternal cousin was located and the child was placed with her.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/29/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2021-007584


Siblings ages 11 and 8 years old came into DFS care on March 2, 2021 based upon concerns of a registered sex offender residing in the home, the children not being currently enrolled in school and the possible current use of methamphetamine by mother.  16 year old sibling  reported, after removal, that she was “addicted to methamphetamine” and wanted to hurt herself. She reported that she was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder, Anxiety and Body Dysmorphia; that she had been hospitalized twice at Seven Hills for mental health issues. She reported that mother’s boyfriend got her mother hooked on methamphetamine and that she is actively using. Mother reported to the Court that minor is on a waiting list at Willow Springs for residential care. Older minor is being represented by CAP attorney.  Next hearings are; Confirmation of Counsel for Mother on 5/12/2021 at 1015 am, Adjudicatory Trial on  5/24/2021 at 1:30 pm and Review Hearing on 9/1/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-007549


A 1 year old boy came into DFS care due to ongoing domestic violence between the parents in the presence of the child.  Both parents have been arrested in recent months for battery.  They do not have a stable place where they reside as they frequently move around to different family/friends homes.   Mother reported she and the father are no longer together, but there are concerns that she will resume her relationship with the father as she has a history of going back to him.  The child has been placed in a foster home as available family members have disqualifying factors as a placement/safety plan provider.  Next hearings are; Adjudicatory Trial on 6/17/2021 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 8/31/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2021-006052


This 5 year old boy came into DFS care on 1/09/2021 in response to a report of physical neglect.  The Father reportedly left the minor by himself at a park located inside an apartment complex.  Next hearing is a Review/Status Check Hearing on 6/15/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-008120


6 year old boy and his sister came back into DFS care on April 13, 2018 due to inadequate supervision. The previous case was closed with a 550 order to putative father. There had been no contact with the putative father. The mother was incarcerated at CCDC for child abuse charges from 2016. The mother had no contact with the children during her time in jail. Now that mother is out, this minor wants to be placed with mother and sister does not.  Cases for siblings were separated due to conflict.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 9/30/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2021-008481


9 year old and 2 year old siblings came into DFS care on October 19, 2020. The children are placed with their maternal grandmother due being removed after the natural mother was acting erratic at the hospital making allegations 2 year old daughter had been sexually abused. The family further alleges there was sexual abuse of 9 year old boy by older adult sibling. This case is not a sex abuse case, but the mother is alleged to have untreated mental health and drug dependency issues. These two minors want to be with their mother as last reported to CAP when they were in Child Haven, however, contact needs to be made with them in the placement of their maternal grandmother.   Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/5/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-008099


A baby girl was born substance exposed.  The mother admitted to using heroin the night before the child’s birth and has a history of substance abuse.  The mother further reported she has a history of using heroin for 10 years.  She grew up in a substance abuse home and her mother was also addicted to drugs.  This child also has a three year old sibling, who was placed with her father.  This child is currently placed with the great maternal aunt and uncle.  Next hearing is a Disposition/Status Check Hearing on 5/12/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-005232


8 year old boy and 7 month old boy came into DFS care on March 4, 2021 due to domestic violence incident occurred in which natural mother allegedly stabbed natural father resulting in the father being hospitalized. The children who were present were placed in protective custody but natural mother fled with infant boy. Natural mother was later arrested and infant boy was placed in protective custody.   Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 6/24/2021 at 9:45 am and an Adjudicatory Trial on 7/12/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-004290


A five year old boy was removed from his mother and her boyfriend due to allegations of physical risk and inadequate supervision.  Mother and her boyfriend got into a physical altercation in the presence of minor.  The mother was arrested and the boyfriend was extremely intoxicated and has a prior domestic violence charge for battery against the mother who is also currently pregnant.  Minor boy has some speech delays.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/27/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2021-009099


This child came into care on March 4, 2021. This child was born premature and also substance exposed. There is a history of domestic violence and mental health.  Mother has not been managing her mental health sufficiently which has resulted in her acting impulsive. Father is incarcerated as of December 24, 2020 for violation of probation.  Next hearings are; Status Check Hearing on 6/23/2021 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 8/11/2021 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2021-008900


Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on March 13, 2021 due to mother lacking resources at the time of birth to provide for the child. Additionally, natural mother has an older child who is currently a ward of the court and she has not complied with the conditions of her case plan in that case.  Next hearing is a Status Check on Paternity on 5/5/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-008291


A 16 year old boy came into DFS care in March 2021 after allegations of inadequate supervision.  The child has mental health concerns which manifest through anxiety, depression and aggression.  He has been hospitalized three times and placed on juvenile probation.  He has been verbally and physically aggressive towards his family and is uncooperative with the department.  The parents are no longer willing to parent the child in their home.  Next hearings are; Adjudicatory Trial on 6/17/2021 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 9/8/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2021-004701


7 year old minor child came back into care on 2/9/2021, on allegations of inadequate supervision, leaving minor alone in the home. Mother is currently using alcohol and/or drugs and is in  a violent relationship.  She is also facing eviction.   Minor is not currently enrolled in school.  Next hearings are; a Status Check Hearing on 6/15/2021 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 8/10/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2021-010280


10 year old girl came into DFS care on December 31, 2020 after her older sister reported to her that father had sexually touched her during the summer. She made the same report to her mother, but later recanted after her mother confronted the father. Father did not deny or admit the allegations, but stated that he had been drinking and didn’t know if he had done it.  CAP Attorney represents older sibling.  Next hearing is a Status Check for possible resolution on 5/26/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-006979


Sibling group ages 4, 3, and 2 years old came into DFS care on February 24, 2021 due to history of domestic violence between the parents. The latest incident involved mother being held against her will. Father attempted to flee from the police. Mother was observed to have a black eye and bruising around her neck and jaw, and strangulation marks were observed by medical personnel at the hospital. Mother admitted repeatedly being victimized by father, separating and then reuniting with him. Additionally, oldest child also had a black eye and no responsible adult had any explanation for how the child got the black eye. The house itself wreaked of urine and feces and there was week old food in the kitchen.  The two youngest children’s diapers were falling off from the weight of accumulated feces and urine; there was feces in a functional toilet which had not been flushed. The children were playing with live bullets. Days after the fathers’ arrest natural mother is again thinking of returning to him and not testifying against him, indicating a total lack of protective capacity for her children.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 5/24/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-008846


10 year old girl came into DFS care on March 15, 2021 due to mother and her former girlfriend engaging in a domestic violence incident in which the minor child intervened to stop the fight. Mother is described as bipolar, possibly schizophrenic, and not taking prescribed medications. She had been drinking prior to the domestic violence incident which resulted in her arrest. She was recently arrested on DUI charges involving a car stolen from her father. The minor child is afraid of her mother and states that mother’s girlfriend treats her nicer than her mother.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/11/2021 at at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-009496


Baby Boy came into DFS care on March 19, 2021 due to the baby being born substance exposed. Mother admitted to using Illegal drugs several days prior to her son’s birth. Baby boy’s meconium returned positive for opiates, marijuana and amphetamines. Mother has a history with CPS including a substantiated case for physical injury.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/7/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-008894


Two siblings, ages 8 years and 3 years, came into DFS care in March 2021 due to an incident of domestic violence occurring between the mother and her boyfriend resulting in injuries to the mother and the death of the natural father.  One of the children was present during the incident. The mother has a pattern of domestic violence relationships.  There is also concern with lack of supervision as the older child had been allowed to walk to a gas station without supervision.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 5/12/2021 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2021-010345


Sibling group of 3 minors ages 14, 8, and 3 years old came into DFS care on December 17, 2020 due to risk of sexual and emotional harm to the subject minors by natural father, in that he sexually abused 14 year old minor. Further, natural mother lacks sufficiently developed protective capacity to protect the subject minors from the risk of sexual and emotional harm posed by natural father.  14 year old minor is being represented by CAP attorney.   Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 6/23/2021 at 10:15 am and an Adjudicatory Trial on 7/16/2021 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-008917


This child came into care on 3/17/2021.  The child was born substance exposed and both parents left the hospital after baby was born. Mother disclosed that prior to giving birth she used meth at 9AM, then heroin.  Mother currently has an open case with the department. The other two children are in foster care and their permanency goal recently changed to TPR/Adoption.

Case Number: 2021-009485


7 year old boy came into DFS care on March 18, 2021 due to inadequate supervision from maternal grandmother and abandonment from mother. Minor is reported to have several behavioral problems that grandmother cannot manage. He was brought to Summerlin hospital by police after he tried to jump from grandmother’s moving vehicle.  Minor has had homicidal ideations towards grandmother. Further, there is no guardianship in place for grandmother and mother was unreachable at the time of removal.  It is reported mother may have a drug problem and also has CPS history in California for domestic violence.  Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 6/15/2021 at 10:30 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 6/28/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-010225


A three year old toddler boy was removed from his mother and her boyfriend due to a domestic violence incident and substance abuse.  The father’s whereabouts are unknown.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 5/19/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-010358


A six month old baby boy was removed from his parents care when they were arrested.  The minor child was found to be unsecured in the mother’s lap and there were was a drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The parents have a history of substance abuse.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 5/19/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2019-001563


In February of 2019 sibling girls, ages 2 and 1 were removed from parents due to substance abuse, lack of supervision, lack of protective capacity, hazardous conditions in the home. Throughout the life of the case the parents made token efforts to address their issues. During this case, the parents had another child (1 year old). 1 year old girl was removed from their care as well due to the parents’ inability to properly care for her as they were still actively abusing substances. Minor was placed with her siblings who reside with Maternal Aunt and Uncle who are an adoptive resource for all of the children. Destiny is on a different timeline as she was born much later in the case. The goal for 1 year old is termination of parental rights and adoption and the concurrent goal is reunification.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/4/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-010666


Sibling group of 4 children ages, 12 year old boy, 8 year old girl, 5 year old boy and 9 month old boy came into DFS care on or about March 18, 2021 due to mother’s drug use, mental health concerns and neglect. Further, fathers to younger children have allegedly abandoned their children and natural fathers to older boys are alleged to have neglected their children. Mother was previously found responsible for the abuse and neglect of a child in a previous case where the Court substantiated allegations of substance abuse and lack of resources on the part of the parents.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 5/11/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-011149


Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on April 2, 2021 due to both mother and child testing positive for methamphetamine, marijuana and opiates at the time of birth. Mother stated that she had been using heroin twice a day and methamphetamine every day or every other day prior to giving birth to the child. Mother reported that her drug use did not impair her ability to parent, stating that she was parenting her older daughter, who is in the custody of her father. Father reported that she had visited two or three times but was not involved in parenting the child, including denying her statement that she helped minor with school work and tutoring. Putative father is reported to be serving a federal sentence in custody and is not available to raise the child.  Next court date is a Plea Hearing on 5/11/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-010972


Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on March 31, 2021 due to mother and child both testing positive for opiates at time of birth. Mother admitted to a 10 year history of use of heroin. She stated she had used heroin every day during her pregnancy. The minor child remains hospitalized in the NICU suffering withdrawal symptoms. Mother stated that she had signed a temporary guardianship (6 months) to her mother after the child had been placed in emergency protective custody pursuant to a Judicial warrant.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/11/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-022733


Baby girl client was exposed in utero to illicit substances.  Prior to her birth, the client’s parents engaged in drug-related criminal activity and domestic violence. The baby is placed with her grandparents.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 6/23/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2020-006001


A newborn baby girl  was exposed in utero to illicit substances.  Her parents were also homeless and lacked the necessary supplies to take care of the baby. CPS placed the baby with family.  The mother has come to court and wants to work on return of her baby.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 7/4/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2020-007779


New born baby boy came into DFS care due to both mother and child tested positive to methamphetamines and opiates at the time of birth.   Mother has two other children that reside out of state with a relative. Mother does not have stable housing and there are no relatives or friends able or willing to care for the child.  Next hearings are; Termination of Parental Rights Hearing on 6/9/2021 at 1:30 pm and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 9/1/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-003439


A baby boy and girl set of twins were born prematurely to a mother with extensive mental health issues.  At the time of delivery, both babies tested positive for illicit substances.  The mother denied drug use when interviewed by CPS.  Baby Boy is in a foster home; Baby Girl will join him after she is discharged from the hospital. Mother was homeless and has not identified any family members.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 5/11/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2021-004000


These 4 children came into care on February 4, 2021. There are allegations of plausible physical risk, failure to protect.  Reports of ongoing domestic violence between parents.  There are concern with abuse of drugs by NF.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 5/17/2021 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 9.

Case Number: 2020-006683


A four year old girl was placed with her aunt after her mother was arrested for domestic violence.  The mother’s boyfriend could not take client due to having a DV conviction and a separate open CPS case.  Client is very articulate and can talk about the fighting in the home.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 7/10/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2021-011392


A three year old boy was removed from his mother’s care after he was found unsupervised in the neighborhood for an extended period of time.  The mother appears to lack protective capacity and the child appears to be delayed.   Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/6/2021 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-011396


Subject Minor is afterborn sibling.  3 siblings currently represented by CAP Attorney Nick Petsas, in adoptive home and case headed to Termination of Parental Rights.  History of Substance Abuse and Mental Health as to Mother.   4th siblings was previously released to Natural Father.  Same Father is Putative Father here and considered non-offending.   Putative Paternal Grand Mother is a possible placement, but only if  Putative Father is Natural Father and if he is, Subject Minor may be released to him.   If he is not NF, Subject Minor to go to foster.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/19/2021 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2021-009689


A three year old little boy was removed from his father when he was arrested for guns and drugs and there was no caregiver for the child.   Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 5/19/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-011626


A two year old toddler girl was removed from  her mother due to allegations of physical risk when the mother and her boyfriend got into an argument, the mother became very aggressive and trashed the apartment.  The child was found to be very dirty and unkempt.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing 5/6/2021 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2021-011598


A infant baby boy was removed from his parents due to domestic violence issues.  It was reported the father hits the mother in front of the baby and doesn’t let her leave the home with the child.  The father is very manipulative and controlling. There appears to be a history of domestic violence in the home.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 5/26/2021 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2020-020998


Newborn client was admitted to the NICU for difficulty in feeding and vomiting.  CPS had issued an alert for the admission of the client based upon the open case for client’s siblings and the mother’s lack of engagement. However, the client did not test positive for any illicit substances while admitted. Mother reports she is in drug treatment and is staying at a domestic violence shelter in a family dorm.  The client is placed in foster care with one of her siblings.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/8/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-018705


This child came to the attention of the court on a Direct Petition filed on 11/12/2020. There is an issue of neglect. The natural parent’s have an issue with drugs, mental health and domestic violence.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 5/12/2021 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2021-012609


.5 years old and he and his two siblings were removed in August of 2020 from their mother’s care due to her substance abuse.  There were also substance abuse and mental health concerns regarding mom’s live-in boyfriend and the conditions of the home were deplorable.   All 3 children were initially placed in a HLOC foster home.  However, the sister has been out of the home for several months due to behavior concerns, but the team was working to transition her back to the home, which had recently committed to being an adoptive resources for all of the children after mom checked herself out of in-patient rehab after only a few days.  Kids desperately want to be reunified with mom.  Their dad committed suicide prior to them coming into care.  Goal is currently reunification, but DFS is asking to add TPR/Adoption as a concurrent goal.  Allegations just arose of the older brother sexually abusing the sister, possibly in the presence of this SM.  It is currently unclear whether this SM has be victimized as well.  The matter is still being investigated, but the current CAP Attorney must conflict off the case and separate counsel for each child is urgently needed.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/3/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2021-012439


16 year old girl came into DFS care on April 15, 2021 due to the minor child being arrested for battery/domestic violence in which the adoptive mother was the victim. Adoptive mother was called to take custody of the child after she was booked at the Juvenile Detention facility and she refused to take her back. She stated that the minor child threatened to kill her during the battery incident and she fears for her safety as well as the safety of two other children in the home. She reported that the child runs away, is disrespectful, and does not take her medication (Depakote and Risperidone) prescribed for ODD, ADHD and bipolar disorder.  Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 6/1/2021 at 10:30 am an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/18/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-008917


This baby boy came into care on 3/17/2021. The child was born substance exposed.  After the child was born both parents left the hospital.  Mother disclosed that prior to giving birth she used meth at 9AM, then heroin at 12PM.  Mother currently has an open case with the dept. The other two children are in foster care and their permanency goal recently changed to TPR/Adoption.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 5/5/2021 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2021-012610


5 year old boy came into DFS care on April 16, 2021 due to the father suffering from alcoholism and sclerosis of the liver and mother suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. Mother committed herself to Spring Mountain Treatment Center and executed a Power of Attorney to maternal relatives to care for the child. Those relatives are unable to provide for the child. Both parents agree that protective custody of the child is necessary until one or both of them are able to provide continuing care.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 6/1/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-013070


The family came into DFS care on 4/11/2021 in response to a report of physical risk as to new born baby boy.  There is a question as to the mental health of the mother as well as her ability to provide adequate shelter for the minor.  Mother is currently residing at a homeless shelter.  Mother has two other children that were previously removed from her custody, she currently has an open case with DFS concerning her 3 year old child in which the child has been placed into Foster Care do to physical risk and inadequate care.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/11/2021 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-012477


A two year old toddler boy was removed from her mother after he was found unattended in a car at Wal-Mart.  The mother claims she left the child with a friend.  Unnamed putative father is reported to be deceased.   Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/10/2021 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-012918


A sibling group of three children ages, 14, 13 and 8, came into CPS custody when their adoptive mother was hospitalized and there was no direct supervision in the home.   At this time these children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/20/2021 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2021-013032


11 year old boy came into DFS care on April 21, 2020. Minor child and his mother were living with a roommate until mother was arrested following a domestic violence incident perpetrated by her towards roommate. When the mother was released from CCDC she took her son, eventually living in a park. The child was placed in protective custody due to mother’s homelessness and inability to provide for the child. Collateral sources report that mother has been diagnosed as schizophrenic, bipolar and having a personality disorder. Roommate obtained a TPO against mother and the child has been placed with him.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/18/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-013344


1 month old boy came into DFS care on April 24, 2021. Putative father is in custody for the murder of natural mother. There is no responsible adult able to care for the child. Maternal grandmother stated she is not presently able to care for the child. She stated that her daughter met with putative dad to inform him that he was not the father of the child when he murdered her.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/12/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-013350


5 and 2 year old boys came into DFS care on April 23,2021.  Parties are engaged in a custody dispute before Judge Henderson.  A report was received alleging possible neglect by father. Attempts to contact father were made on different dates and he was uncooperative.  He later met with CPS but could not explain the reason of bruising on son reported by mother.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/11/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-013370


6 year old girl and 4 year old boy came into DFS care on April 26, 2021. Mother and the children were found homeless outside the Regional Justice Center. Mother stated she had been staying in various hotels until her money ran out and that she did not have enough food for the night. Father stated he had provided financially for the mother; that he had joint custody of the children and was willing to take the children. Mother stated that the father had sexually abused daughter in the recent past, she claims to have reported her concerns to the police who did not take any action. The children were taken into protective custody pending further investigation.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/11/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-014006


15 year old boy came into DFS care on April 27,  2021. Grandmother adopted her grandson in 2011. Minor boy was adjudicated a delinquent for an offense involving the attempted sexual assault of his sister and has completed juvenile sex offender treatment. He is eligible for discharge and adoptive mother, fearing for her own safety as well as the safety of the victim, will not allow him to return to her home. She wishes to maintain contact and communication with him but will not allow him in the home.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/18/2021 in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-013574


Newborn girl came into care on 4/17/2021.  Child was born drug exposed.  Present danger identified as one or more parents’ emotional stability, developmental status, or cognitive deficiency seriously impairs ability to care for the child and no adult is protective.  Mother has ongoing mental health issues, which require extensive medication management.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/19/2021 at 9:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2021-012457


Minor boy is 15 and went to detention after allegedly assaulting mother.  Mother tried to drop him off at the Harbor after getting him from detention and he refused to get out of a car.  Mother’s boyfriend threatened with a taser and the situation escalated.  Minor eventually hospitalized.  Mother stared she can’t take minor back into the home due to him having knives under his bed, bullying kids and braking into homes in the neighborhood.  Mother worries about safety of other kids in the home, She is trying to arrange for minor to go to RTC. Boy, who has been removed from his home for the second time is in need of attorney to be his voice as decisions about his future are being made.   He is reportedly struggling with some aggressive and problematic behaviors and  his mother is refusing to allow him back home.  He was recently hospitalized for his mental health.  He is currently at Child Haven and separated from his siblings who remain in the home, while his mother is trying to send him to live at a locked residential treatment center.  He was recently involved in the juvenile justice system and it is unclear whether he still has an open case there.   Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 5/12/2021 at 9:00 am in Courtroom 14.