Case Number: 2021-010280 (Pending Placement)


A 10-year old minor girl is in need of an attorney to represent her legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and ensure appropriate services are in place. Minor came into DFS care on December 31, 2020 after her older sister reported that their father had sexually abused the older sister. Next hearing(s): Calendar Call on 9/8/2021 at 10:15 am; Adjudicatory Trial on 9/27/2021 at 9:45 am; and Review Hearing on 12/29/2021 at 10:45 am 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 between the mother and her boyfriend, which resulted 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 and there is a concern with lack of supervision. The siblings are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 9/8/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2021-010345


An 8-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl came into DFS care on December 17, 2020 with their 14-year-old sibling due to risk of sexual and emotional harm to the subject minors by natural father because he sexually abused the 14-year-old. 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. The 8-year-old boy and 3-year-old girl are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s); Status Check 8/18/2021 at 2:15 pm (possible case closure) and Review Hearing on 1/5/2022 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2019-001563


In 2020, a newborn baby girl was removed from the natural parents’ care due to the parents’ inability to properly care for her as they were actively abusing substances. Minor was placed with maternal aunt and uncle who also care for two siblings and who are an adoptive resource for all of the children. The natural father passed away in June 2021 and another child was born a week later. This child was removed from mother’s care as well. The goal for the child born in 2020 is termination of parental rights and adoption and the concurrent goal is reunification. The two youngest 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(s): Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/4/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-004000


On February 4, 2021, four minor children came into DFS care in response to allegations of plausible physical risk and failure to protect. There are reports of ongoing domestic violence between parents and a concern the natural father of two children abuses drugs. These children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Plea Hearing on 8/4/2021 at 9:00 am and a Review Hearing on 8/11/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 9.

Case Number: 2020-018705 (Pending Placement)


A 10-month-old baby came to the attention of the court on a Direct Petition filed on November 12, 2020. There is an issue of neglect and the natural parents have issues with drugs and mental health, and domestic violence is present. The child is in need of 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 (ICPC) on 8/18/2021 at 10:00 am and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/3/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2021-013070


A newborn baby boy came into DFS care on 4/11/2021 in response to a report of physical risk to him. In this case, 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 and 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 due to physical risk and inadequate care. The natural father was released from prison in spring 2020 and resides with his sister but could not provide an address and he is not employed. Neither parent has a care plan for the baby. At this time, the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 9/14/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-013350


Two sibling boys, 5-years-old and 2-years-old, came into DFS care on April 23, 2021 after a report of possible neglect by the natural father. The natural mother, who is separated from the natural father, also reported unexplained injuries to the children, cleanliness issues when the children return from visiting their father, and inappropriate behavior of the natural father in front of the children. There were multiple attempts to contact the natural father but he was uncooperative and the court authorized the children be placed in protective custody. He later met with CPS but could not explain the reason for one of the son’s bruises reported by mother. The natural mother and natural father are engaged in a custody dispute before Judge Henderson. These children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services, including educational services, are in place. Next hearing(s): Further Proceedings Hearing on 8/24/2021 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-014006


A 15-year-old minor boy came into DFS care on April 27, 2021 because his grandmother, who legally adopted him and his sister in 2011, no longer wants him to return to her home out of fear for her and his sister’s safety. The minor boy was adjudicated a delinquent for an offense involving his sister, has completed the required treatment, and is eligible for discharge. While the grandmother does not want him to return to her home, she wishes to maintain contact and communication with him. The minor boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Status Check on 6/29/2021 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-013574


On April 17, 2021, a newborn baby girl born drug exposed came into care because there is a present danger to her resulting from one or more parents’ emotional instability, developmental status, or cognitive deficiency that seriously impairs the ability to care for the child and no adult was identified as protective. Mother has ongoing mental health issues which require extensive medication management and she has not been consistent with treatment because of insurance issues. Next hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 8/4/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2021-013232


A 1-year-old girl came into care in April 2021 after both parents were arrested on outstanding warrants. Her natural mother appears to have unaddressed mental health and substance abuse issues and DFS is still trying to collect information about the natural father. This little girl is in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 10/5/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

 

Case Number: 2021-011323


A 10-year-old, 8-year-old, and 5-year-old were removed from their parents due to physical abuse, neglect, and the mother’s mental health issues. There is a history of severe physical abuse of the children and abusive manipulation of the children, including withholding food as punishment. 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(s): Review Hearing on 9/22/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-014670


A newborn baby boy was removed from his mother when he was born drug exposed in utero. The father is currently incarcerated due to domestic violence against the mother. Both parents are very young and were in DFS care as minors themselves. At this time, the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 10/20/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-014137


Two siblings, a 1-year-old and a newborn, came into DFS care in April 2021 because they were at risk due to concerns that their 16-year-old natural father and 17-year-old natural mother are unable to control their impulses/behaviors. The parents have a history of domestic violence and continue to engage in dangerous and inappropriate activities. Both parents were arrested on a parole violation and other charges and the children are currently placed in a foster home. The siblings are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 8/19/2021 at 11:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

 

Case Number: 2021-013920


A two-year-old girl was removed from her mother’s care after she became homeless and displayed signs of mental health issues. At this time the child is in need of 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): Review Hearing on 10/13/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-015249


A 12-year-old girl and 11-year-old boy came into DFS on May 14, 2021 after their father solicited with a minor in Bullhead City, Arizona. He is a registered sex offender because of an incident years ago and he is currently doing sex offender treatment. The children were with their mother until the end of the school year then placed with their paternal aunt. Father has expressed that he wants this paternal aunt to become the children’s guardian while he undergoes sex offender treatment. These children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Plea Hearing 8/4/2021 at 9:45 am; Review Hearing on 11/17/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-014298


Because the mother is homeless and has no prospect of shelter, a 2-year-old girl was removed from her care and placed in a foster home. There are also concerns that the mother has mental health issues. The mother continues to make allegations of sexual abuse of the child and has taken the child to the hospital to be examined two times, but no abuse or trauma was found either time. This little girl is in need of 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): Disposition Hearing on 8/12/2021 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2021-016191


A sibling group of six (6) children came into care due to domestic violence. One of the minors was injured when intervened to stop the incident. There is a significant history of domestic violence and these children need an attorney to represent their wishes and rights and protect them from further harm. Next hearing(s): Case Plan Hearing on 8/2/2021 at 11:00 am and Review Hearing on 11/9/2021 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2021-015570


A newborn baby girl came into DFS care on March 16, 2021.  The mother and father have a history of domestic violence, primarily verbal arguments, but recently escalating to physical violence. In the incident that led to the newborn going into DFS care included the father torturing the family cat in front of the baby, which upset her and she started crying. In response to her crying, the father picked her up and started shaking her to stop crying, threw her on the bed and pinned her down with his thumbs and screamed in her face. The mother intervened and the father then choked and punched the mother until she was able to get away and take the baby with her. The baby was later taken to Sunrise Hospital for observation. The father has a history of violent behavior and the mother has been unable to protect the child from the domestic violence. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 11/9/2021 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-016241


After a father was very threatening and violent and attempted to jump from a third story balcony at the hospital, a newborn baby boy was placed with his maternal grandmother. There is a history of domestic violence between the parents and an alleged risk of physical harm to the child. This newborn baby needs an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights so he can grow in a supportive and safe environment. Next hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 8/12/2021 at 1:30pm; Status Check Hearing on 10/5/2021 at 1:30pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-014836


A newborn baby boy came into DFS care on May 5, 2021 because his mother admitted to using drugs during her pregnancy and the father is unknown. At the time of birth, both mom and baby boy tested positive for drugs. In addition, his mother is homeless and does not have a safe environment for the child. She has indicated that she wants her brother to adopt the baby boy. This little baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place so he can start life in a positive environment. Next hearing(s):

Case Number: 2021-018525


A 15-year-old boy is no longer welcome in his guardian’s home after he was placed at Spring Mountain Youth Camp. Before he went to Spring Mountain Youth Camp, he lived with his paternal aunt who obtained guardianship of him, but she now plans to terminate it. He is currently still at Spring Mountain Youth Camp. He needs an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 8/10/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2021-016728


A newborn baby entered into DFS care on May 28, 2021 after being born drug exposed. The mother tested positive for drugs at the child’s birth. The mother refuses to address her drug use and the father denies using illegal drugs. DFS has been involved in this family regarding the newborn’s siblings and parental rights have been terminated in those instances. This child is in need of an attorney to represent it’s legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 11/9/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2021-0111149


A newborn baby girl came into DFS care on April 2, 2021 due to the mother testing positive for multiple drugs at the time of birth and therefore exposing her child to drugs. The mother stated she used multiple drugs frequently during the pregnancy and reports that her drug use does not impair her ability to parent. The putative father is reported to be serving a federal sentence in custody and is not available to raise the child. The newborn baby girl is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place to get her life started in a positive direction. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 9/28/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-018850


This 6-year-old girl was transported to the hospital with a significant head/eye injury and taken into DFS care on March 17, 2019. The mother denies any trauma but the girl reports being thrown on the bed because mom was mad. This child is in need of an attorney to represent her legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place for her to be safe and happy. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 9/8/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 9.

Case Number: 2021-019110 (Pending Placement)


After the maternal grandmother reportedly left the children to go to the casino and gamble in November 2020, a sibling group of four children, ages 14.5, 13, 12, and 4, were removed from her care. She was arrest for child endangerment and the children were placed in a Higher Level of Care foster home and remain there.  She was previously the legal guardian of the three oldest children until the guardianship was terminated in July 2019 because she failed to complete the necessary reports and paperwork and she did not respond to the Order to Show Cause. Their natural mother has a significant drug problem and four of the natural fathers are unknown and one is believed to be deceased. The children need an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place as they work towards reunification with their maternal grandmother.  Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 10/2/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2021-019592


Because of significant safety concerns and lack of protection for a sibling group consisting of a 12-year -old boy, 11-year-old boy, and 9-year-old boy went into DFS care on May 27, 2021. There are two older siblings but they are not in need of representation at this time. The father allegedly sexually abused one of the older siblings and there is a history of domestic violence between the parents. Next hearing(s): Confirmation of Counsel Hearing on 8/4/2021 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-018852


After his 6-year-old sister was transported to the hospital with a significant head injury, a 5-year-old boy came into DFS care on March 17, 2019 due to concerns of risk of harm. The siblings have different desires so the 5-year-old boy is in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place for him to be safe and happy.   Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 9/8/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 9.

Case Number: 2021-018584


A 2-year-old girl and her 1-year-old brother came into DFS care on June 15, 2020 because their mother and father have a history of domestic violence and substance use that impacts their ability to provide adequate supervision of the small children. The children are currently living at Child Haven but have spent days in foster homes and relatives may be a possible placement. These children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Case Plan Hearing on 8/10/2021 at 1:30 pm; Review Hearing on 11/20/2021 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-019472


A newborn baby boy came into DFS care on June 1, 2021 because the mother is homeless, struggles with substance abuse, and cannot currently provide for him. DFS is now unable to contact the mother and the father’s whereabouts are unknown. This newborn baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 8/2/2021 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2021-019936


A 6-year-old girl came into DFS care in June 2021 with her older half sibling due to ongoing domestic violence occurring in the home in her presence. Police have responded to the home multiple times. The mother’s boyfriend was arrested on a warrant due to multiple domestic violence charges.  She lacks protective capacity as she continues to allow her boyfriend access to the home and children. The children have been placed with a relative.  This 6-year-old is in need of an attorney to represent her legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 11/18/2021 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2021-019383


As a result of her mother’s demonstrated mental health issues, a 1-year-old girl came into DFS care on June 22, 2021. Her mother was subjected to a mental health examination as she exhibited bizarre behaviors and then was released. Upon release, she presented at the hospital asking for her daughter, who was not in the hospital and she was trespassed from the hospital. She denied using controlled substances or having mental health issues but her behavior posed concerns for the child’s safety. She was agitated and had to be sedated and placed on a mental health hold as a result of her behavior and threats. This 1-year-old is in need of an attorney to represent her legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Plea Hearing on 8/10/2021 at 9:45am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-019857


16 year old girl came into DFS care on June 7, 2021. Parents are divorced, and father was was allowed to come to the home for visitation with minor. One of the other girl siblings reported that client’s father has on multiple occasions touched her under her clothing. Minor reported that she told her sisters and her mother but her mother did not address the issue. Two other sisters confirmed that minor told them about it and also stated that when they were younger he did the same thing to them. They or their therapist told Mother about what had happened. Mother initially denied knowing what her ex-husband had done but later admitted that she knew he had molested the girls but stated she had “taken care of it.” She did not reopen it or take any action to protect the girls from contact with father. The children, including this client, are at risk of abuse by father and mother has failed to protect the girls from him. The Judge ordered this sibling be referred to Pro Bono.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 8/4/2021 at at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-016776


A 15-year-old girl struggling with suicidal ideations was removed from her stepmother and father. There is a history of abuse and this is not the first time she has been removed from the home. She needs of 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): Adjudicatory Trial on 8/16/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-017081


A newborn baby girl was placed in foster care after the mother tested positive at birth for methamphetamines. At this time, the child is in need of 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): Review Hearing on 11/2/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-010655


16 year old girl came into care in September 2020 after her biological father reached out to authorities to have her placed on a legal/mental health hold.  The father reported minor was a threat to herself and him; minor reported her father gets physically abusive when he tries to discipline her.  She has bipolar disorder, requiring medication and therapy.  Biological father refused to allow minor to return; Minor did not return.  Further, minor was adopted by her grandparents in Texas at a young age.  They are unwilling to take her back, and minor does not want to return to Texas. After coming into care, minor found a foster home with parents willing to adopt.  Those parents now have an open investigation of physical abuse involving two younger children. Minor wants to return to them, but is currently in a higher level of care home.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/4/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-011598


A newborn baby boy was removed from his parents due to domestic violence issues. There is a history of domestic violence in the home; the father physically abuses the mother in front of the baby and is very controlling and manipulative. The baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 10/13/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-019626


A newborn baby boy came into DFS due to a report of physical abuse and substance exposure to the baby. His father is deceased as of June, 2021, however the Department is awaiting confirmation from police report. His mother described her housing situation as “bouncing around” and there is a history of domestic violence between her and her girlfriend and drug use when they are together. As a result, his mother is unable to provide adequate housing, food, and supplies for baby boy. She is willing to get clean, engage in treatment, and utilize her family support at this time. Mother stated that she will be separating from her girlfriend as her girlfriend also uses heroine and meth.  DFS specialist on the case spoke with several maternal relatives concerning mother’s behaviors and habits.  Collectively, all relatives have expressed concerns regarding her substance abuse, violent behavior, contention toward safety service providers and homeless lifestyle. It is also reported that mom has an extensive criminal history local and out of state with charges related to drug and drug paraphernalia possession, battery, and burglary.  In-home present danger plan could not be established at this time due to the mother’s unpredictable behavior and lack of alignment with family resources. The newborn baby boy’s date of discharge from the hospital is not determined at this time due to monitoring for withdrawals. At this time, the child is in need of an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place to ensure he is safe and happy. Next hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 8/26/2021 at 1:00 pm; Review Hearing on 01/04/2022 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-021206


A 2-year-old child with Down Syndrome and his 4-year-old sister and 3-year-old brother were removed from their parents due to inadequate supervision, neglect in the home and drug use. There was an incident in which the 3-year-old was struggling to swim in the complex pool without adult supervision. In addition, the child with Down Syndrome is not receiving any services and has not been to the doctor for over a year. Both parents have admitted to using drugs. Minors are currently placed with maternal grandmother. At this time, the children are in need of an attorney to represent their wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place to ensure they are safe and healthy. Next hearing(s): a Disposition Hearing on 8/4/2021 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2021-020932


A sibling group of four children, ages 5, 3, 2 and 9 months were removed from parents care due to concerns of housing resources, domestic violence issues, mental health, and repeatedly leaving the kids unsupervised.  Minors have been placed with a fictive kin, with an order asking not to be separated.  3 year old minor is reported to have autism and a seizure disorder and to be under the care of a neurologist.  Next hearing is EOP on 8/11/2021 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2021-019668 (Pending Placement)


Two siblings, ages 16 years and 10 years, came into DFS care after their father refused to allow them in the home. The maternal aunt’s guardianship of the children has been terminated and the mother’s whereabouts are unknown. The children have been temporarily placed with their adult sibling and are in need of an attorney to represent their rights and wishes and help them find stability. Next hearing(s): Plea Hearing on 7/27/2021 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2021-020046


Twin 2-year-old children are in need of representation because they came into DFS care in June 2021 after tragically witnessing their father’s girlfriend shot in the back, potentially by their father. Their father has an extensive criminal history and their mother lives in Florida. The children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Plea Hearing on 8/10/2021 at 10:30 am; Review Hearing on 12/16/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2021-008900


A 4-month-old baby boy came into DFS care on March 13, 2021 because his mother lacked resources at the time of birth to provide for him. 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. The newborn baby boy is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 8/6/2021 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-021398


A newborn baby boy came into DFS care on July 10, 2021, the day after his birth, because his mother tested positive for drugs and had exposed the newborn. The ability for the mother to protect and care for him is unknown at this time and she has a significant history of drug abuse. As a result, he is in need of an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights, ensure the appropriate services are in place, and get him in the direction of success in life.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 8/9/2021 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2021-022614


A newborn baby girl was born with multiple complications and health conditions as a result of exposure to substances. Her mother appeared to have injuries in the hospital, potentially from ongoing domestic violence in the home, and she has a new substance abuse issue. The baby is currently with the former partner of the placement for the four older siblings and both parents visit the baby. At this time, this newborn baby girl is in need of 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): Adjudicatory Trial 8/18/21 at 10am

Case Number: 2021-022276


The District Attorney did a direct file for protective custody of a 16-year-old boy because his parents struggle with substance abuse that compromises their ability to provide proper care and safety for the teenager. The boy is currently with his parents as they are avoiding DFS. This teenager needs an attorney to represent his wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Plea Hearing on 8/2/2021 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 10.