Case Number: 2019-009201


This is a conflict case for our office and requires a Pro Bono attorney to represent a 14 year old girl,13 year old boy, 12 year old boy, 10 year old boy, and 8 year old boy came into DFS care on November 21, 2019 due to Natural mother’s lack of resources and lack of the ability to properly manage her resources. She was recently evicted after failing to pay one month’s rent (the first month was paid by a charity). She states her money was stolen from her by a friend and is reportedly in a relationship with a gambler. It is alleged that she uses methamphetamine. One of the natural father’s is presently incarcerated in Oklahoma and the other natural father is living in Oklahoma, paying child support. Long history of CPS.  The Next Hearings are; Case Plan Hearing on 3/23/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 5/27/20 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000564


New born baby girl came into DFS care after mother gave birth to her while incarcerated.  Mother has warrants out of Texas as well, and it is unknown how long she will be in custody.  Besides being incarcerated, mom also suffers from mental health issues.  Baby is currently in a foster home. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/19/2021 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001270


A group of three siblings ages, 11, 10 and 9 came into DFS custody in December 2019 due to allegations of inadequate supervision.  The mother was evicted from her apartment and left the children with a neighbor for several days without contact. The mother’s drug’s use adversely affects her ability to provide for the children. The father is reported to be deceased.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001147


8 year old boy and 2 year old boy came into DFS care on April 25, 2019 due to concerns of environmental neglect, lack of resources, and parental mental health as to mom. The home presented with maggots, rotten moldy cans of food and the smell of urine.  Father is currently incarcerated after sexual assault allegations were brought up against one of the older siblings. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001045


9 year old girl, 7 year old boy, and 5 year old boy came into DFS care on February 1, 2019 due to concerns of sexual abuse of oldest sibling by the step-father.  Sibling was observed to engage in suspicious behavior with her brother and was asked if she had ever been touched improperly, to which, she responded she had by step-father.  The step-father reported incident to his church, and later confessed to police. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/27/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001088 – PENDING PLACEMENT


Three siblings, ages 1 year to 1 month came into DFS care in January 2020 after the mother and one of the twins tested positive for amphetamines at birth.  The mother has a history of risky behavior, domestic violence and drug use and is actively using and is unable to control her behavior.  The mother has another child in DFS care to whom her parental rights have been terminated.  She has a total of six children who reside with a relative out of state.  The whereabouts of the natural fathers to these three children are unknown.  These children have been placed with a relative residing locally.  Next hearing is a Status Check Hearing for Paternity Test Results on 8/11/2020 at 2:00 pm and Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/26/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-000856


11 year old girl, 10 year old boy, 8 year old boy and 2 year old boy came into DFS care on January 8, 2020 due to homelessness and lack of resources to care for the children by the care giver (potential guardian).  Mother left to Guatemala for a family emergency and is supposed to return in 3 months.  Father to youngest boy and step-father to other children admitted to domestic violence incidents with mom and reported to be physical with the younger children.  Mother has prior CPS history in California. Next hearings are; an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/21/20 at 1:30 pm and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/6/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000626


A 5 year old and a sibling came into care January 2020  after his mother and step-father were accused of abusing the other sibling and him physically and locking them in a room.   Other sibling is currently placed with his natural father.  Step-father is a police officer and there are concerns that Metro is trying to protect him. An experienced volunteer is needed to assist this child. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/31/2020 at 1:30 pm (Day 1) and 9/3/2020 at 10:00 am (Day 2) in Courtroom 20.

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.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001529


Two siblings, ages 4 years and 2 years old, came into DFS care in June 2017 after the youngest was born substance exposed.  Since that time, the parents have made no progress on their case plans and their rights to the children were terminated the following year.  The children were placed with their maternal grandparents pending adoption, but later removed due to environmental neglect and placed in foster care.  The Department is continuing to find a home for the children with their younger sibling.  Until then, the children are to have visitation with their younger sibling every other week. Next hearings are; a Status Check on 9/2/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 12/16/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001674


A 1 year old girl came into DFS care in January 2019 due to a hospital alert placed on the mother.  She has an open DFS case regarding her three older children and was homeless.  While she has taken steps to start on her case plan with regard to her older children she is not engaging with this child.  The child’s natural father is incarcerated.  The child has been placed with a maternal relative and is doing well in their care.  The siblings visit each other about once a week.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/19/2021 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-001610


Newborn baby came into DFS care on February 18, 2019. Mother had arranged for a private adoption before giving birth. At the time of birth issues arose concerning her mental health and the private agency did not believe she could effectively relinquish her parental rights. The child was born substance exposed and mother later admitted using methamphetamine every day of her pregnancy. Mother was discharged to a mental health facility to address her mental health needs, either on an in-patient or out-patient basis, and left the facility within 24 hours. Her present whereabouts are unknown. The true identity of natural father is unknown. Mother has extensive CPS history.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/18/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001897


1 year old infant and 3 month old baby came into DFS care on March 2, 2020 due to domestic violence between the parents which included mother grabbing father’s gun and accidentally discharging it in the presence of the minors.  The parents were arrested and were unable to provide for the children’s needs.  Father stated there may be Native American heritage.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/25/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-000826


This minor came inot DFS cae on January 20, 2020 after receiving a report alleging inadequate supervision and physical risk.  The maternal grandfather contacted 911 as mother is schizophrenic/bipolar and was having an episode, in addition to being addicted to opiates and abuses Xanax.  Maternal grandfather was concerned that mother was going to hurt the minor. Mother was placed on Legal hold by LVMPD after the incident.  The grandfather was deemed as an inappropriate caregiver, as he has significant CPS history with DFS.  Both parents have been appointed representation and appear to be engaging with the department at this time.  Domestic violence, drug use and mental health issues appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Placement for the child has not been determined at this time. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/14/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000822


This minor came into DFS care on January 11, 2020 after being born premature and substance exposed to opiates.  Mother left the hospital against medical advice and is not believed to have an address to go to.  No substantial information is available on the father.  Drug use and lack of resources appear to be the primary issues in this case.  The minor is currently placed with foster parents.  Parents whereabouts are unknown.  An ICPC with maternal grandparents is being considered. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 01/07/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000879


14 year old boy came into DFS care on January 4, 2020 after his step-mom and boyfriend tried to shoot his father.  Nobody was injured in the shooting, however, father was arrested for outstanding warrants.  Natural mother reports to be living with maternal grandmother at this time.  Both natural mother and natural father are reported to be engaging with the department.  Both parents have had counsel appointed to them.  Both parents have prior criminal and DFS history on their records.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandmother.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/14/2021 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000921


8 year old boy came into DFS on January 21, 2020 after the mother and her boyfriend engaged in an argument which led to a domestic violence altercation.  Mother was at boyfriends house with other adults, and they were all drinking for several hours, while minor was in another room sleeping.  After a few hours of drinking mother and boyfriend started arguing and boyfriend indicated to mom he wanted her and the minor to leave.  He then proceeded to the room where minor was sleeping and pulled him out of the bed by his feet, and made him sit outside, while he started choking mom.  Neither mother or natural father are engaged with DFS.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandparents. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/19/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000964


8 year old boy came into DFS on January 21, 2020 after the mother and her boyfriend engaged in an argument which led to a domestic violence altercation.  Mother was at boyfriends house with other adults, and they were all drinking for several hours, while minor was in another room sleeping.  After a few hours of drinking mother and boyfriend started arguing and boyfriend indicated to mom he wanted her and the minor to leave.  He then proceeded to the room where minor was sleeping and pulled him out of the bed by his feet, and made him sit outside, while he started choking mom.  Neither mother or natural father are engaged with DFS.  Minor is currently placed with paternal grandparents. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/19/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000970


3 boy siblings ages 3 year old, 1 year old, and 3 month old came into DFS care on January 28, 2020 after the youngest minor was born substance exposed.  Mother tested positive for Methamphetamine at the time of birth and also disclosed a serious domestic violence incident that occurred between mother and father.  At the time of the domestic incident the parents lived in separate housing, they are now residing together.  Drug use and severe domestic violence appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Older boy is currently placed with fictive kin, and youngest two are placed with paternal grandparents.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000975


5 year old boy and 6 month old girl came into DFS care on January 28, 2020 after several reports of neglect, drug sells and violent behavior.  On January 3 2020,  DFS received a report that mother and boyfriend were selling drugs in aley of their apartment complex while the children were left alone in the apartment.  On January 11, 2020 DFS receive yet, another report that mother and her boyfriend were in an argument with random people and they fired and brandished firearms.  Mother was arrested and incarcerated.  There is history of neglect, drug sells, criminal activity, and violence in the home.  Both natural fathers are not involved in the children’s lives.  The father of younger child is currently being held at CCDC.  Both minors are currently placed with maternal aunt.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Review on 01/21/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001396


Baby boy came into DFS care on February 7, 2020 after the child was born premature and substance exposed.  Both mother and baby boy tested positive for methamphetamine.  Mother admitted to smoking 1 gram of “meth” every other day consistently during her pregnancy, with the last use being two days prior to giving birth.  Drug use and lack of resources appear to be the primary issues in this case.  Both parents had a meeting scheduled with Specialist Fisher at Sunrise Hospital on 1/27/2020 but they left the hospital before meeting was able to take place.  Specialist was able to contact mother telephonically, and mother stated she was working with a private adoption attorney in California, and that neither parent wanted to be involved with DFS and the court.  The parent’s whereabouts are unknown at this time.  All maternal and paternal relatives reside out of state.  The minor is currently being placed with foster parents.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002097


7 year old girl and 5 year old boy came into DFS care on January 24, 2020, along with older boy sibling who is being represented by CAP, due to welfare of the children to remain at home.  The Court finds concerns over physical risk, as older sibling has alleged physical and sexual abuse by father.  The Department has had previous involvement with the family.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/20/2021 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002129


9 year old twin girls and 6 year old boy came into DFS care along with 12 year girl sibling (being represented by CAP) on February 1, 2020 due to sexual abuse of oldest girl by her father and failure to protect her by her mother.  Minor disclosed that her father has touched her inappropriately with his hand.  Father was observed on multiple occasions lying in bed with minor in a “spooning” position.  Minor stated that she told her mother but the mother denied knowledge of father’s conduct.  Minor was found to be pregnant and was later found to have aborted the pregnancy.  Mother advised that she had given “abortion” pills to her daughter to induce the abortion. Additionally, the three other children have not been enrolled in school. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-001815


The child came into DFS care on February 12, 2020 after the child was born substance exposed (Methamphetamine and Methadone).  Both mother and minor  tested positive for Methamphetamine.  Mother admitted to using Methamphetamines three days prior to giving birth as wells as using heroin four months into her pregnancy.  Father admitted to using methamphetamines as well.  Mother stated that she has been using drugs since she was 19 years of age and father admitted to using Methamphetamine for the past 8 years.  Both parents were provided with drug test referrals but cancelled the appointments due to being evicted from their apartment.  Mother has another child from a previous relationship that was removed from her custody due to mental health and drug abuse issues.  Extreme drug use and lack of resources seem to be the primary issues in this case, as parents are currently homeless. The child is currently placed with Child Haven.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001803


10 year old boy and 8 year old girl came into DFS care on February 12, 2020, after mother failed to pick them up from school or make arrangements to have them picked up on February 7, 2020.  Mother’s whereabouts were unknown and the children had the school contact their former foster parent to pick them up and they remain in her care.  When contacted by DFS Specialist, foster parent stated that she is a friend of the family and that the children have been in her care for the past 3 years since mother’s prior DFS case closed.  Foster parent was caring for the children until maternal grandparents asked to keep them for a while.  On the morning of February 7, 2020 mother went to the maternal grandparents home to pick up the children to take them to school.  Mother hit Gabriel in the mouth for swearing which caused his mouth to bleed, maternal grandfather became upset and hit mother.  Grandfather called the police to report the incident, his concern was that mother has an outstanding warrant for possession of a stolen vehicle as well as possible drug use.  Mother admitted to using PCP in the past but claims she has not used in years, she is currently homeless and would prefer that the children stay in foster parent’s care.  Primary issues in this case are instability, unpredictable behavior and lack of resources.  The identity for the minor boy’s father is unknown.  The father for minor girl’s whereabouts are unknown at the moment. It is known that both mother and minor girl’s father’s have criminal and prior DFS history on their records. The children are currently placed in foster care.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 9/10/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000866


Three siblings ages 10, 4, and 3 years old came into DFS care on January 17, 2020 after mother and her boyfriend attempted to shoot dad. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the shooting. Father was subsequently arrested for outstanding warrants. Mother was also eventually arrested. Mother is reported to be homeless, father is reported to be engaging with the department. Both parents have had counsel appointed to them. Parents have both criminal and prior DFS history on their records. The children are currently placed together with paternal grandmother.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/14/2021 at 9:00 am in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-000804


Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on January 15, 2020 after being born substance exposed (opiates) and the subsequent disclosure of ongoing domestic violence and mental health issues. Mother has mental health issues which causes her to be violent, father gives mother his prescription opiates in order to keep her calm. Mother’s unaddressed mental health, father’s enabling of same and both parents general unwillingness to identify and correct these problems seem to be the primary issues in this case.  Minor’s current placement situation is TBD. Mother and father are reported to be in the pre-contemplation phase.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/28/2021 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002076


The child came into DFS care on February 19, 2020 after the child was born substance exposed (Opioids).  Mother was noted to be under the influence during delivery, and she stated to staff that she used Heroin just before delivery.  Specialist Fisher met with mother on February 4, 2020, she then stated that she uses drugs on a daily bases. Mother is employed which makes her ineligible for public assistance, she relies on the minor’s father for financial support,  as well as providing her with drugs.  Both parents were homeless and lived on the streets going from place to place. Father is currently in drug rehab facility, and mother is staying with a family friend.  Friend did not pass the initial background check, and mother has no relatives that can care subject child.   Mother does not have any baby supplies or resources.  Drug use and lack of resources seem to be the primary issues in this case. The child is currently placed in Foster Care.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing 10/20/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2019-000091


This newborn baby girl is the eighth child of a sibling group.  Baby girl was born drug exposed.  The other seven siblings are already in custody of the Department of Family Services and placed in foster care due to the mother’s arrest, lack of resources and drug use. One of the other siblings is being represented by CAP and the other children are awaiting a Pro Bono CAP assignment.  The mother lacks stable housing and has a history of exhibiting erratic behaviors indicative of mental health and substance abuse issues. There is no information on the father of this child. Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on  11/4/2020 at 3:00 pm Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001605


2 minors were removed at birth due to drug exposure and mother’s history with the Department.  Mother had adoptive family paying her bills for months, but then did not put twins up for adoption, they stopped paying her bills and she got evicted.  No resources to care for minors.  CAP Staff attorney Kim  Abbott represents other siblings who are headed to adoption by Maternal Grandmother.   Maternal Grandmother has struggled with managing the two of them, has been about to move to a bigger place for more than a year and generally is not good with follow thru.  Although she is expressing a desire to take twins, she is not a realistic option at this point.  Subject minors now in foster care.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/25/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2020-002214


5 years old boy was placed with maternal grandmother previously when a three other siblings were removed from mother.  One of the siblings was represented by CAP attorney and is pending adoption.  The other two minor’s case is still pending.  Minor was brought into care when mother reportedly revoked grandmother’s temporary guardianship and minor was returned to her care in an unsafe environment, minor was removed and placed back in  Grandmother’s care.  Next hearings are; a Status Check on8/12/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 9/16/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-002166


A Three month old baby boy removed by CPS for concerns of ongoing drug use and inability to keep client safe. Baby was exposed in utero to meth.  Prior to baby’s birth, father was  arrested for domestic violence against mother. CPS tried to work with family for a few months before getting warrant for removal.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/2/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001970


A newborn baby boy  was exposed in utero to illicit substances. After birth, he suffered from some complications but seems to be doing well.  Parents not prepared; NF tested positive for meth.  NM admits to heroin use. Baby is placed in foster care.  This child needs an attorney to represent his legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/21/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002197


A 16 year old client needs her own lawyer to represent her interests in a case involving herself and four siblings.  She is a dual jurisdiction client (Juvenile Justice & Child Welfare). She is on probation and placed in a foster home. She usually runs away but currently has an ankle monitor.  CPS became involved with the family over concerns of educational neglect and medical neglect as to client’s younger sibling.  The siblings are represented by other attorneys.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 8/27/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-001454


A newborn baby girl was removed from parents at time of birth as parents are homeless and do not have supplies for the baby. The mother tested positive for marijuana at time of delivery.  The family has an open case in Illinois, with siblings there who have been placed with relatives.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002071


Two siblings, ages 14 and 11 years, came into DFS care in March 2020 after a source reported the natural father exhibited out of control behavior and appeared under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  It was also reported the father got physical with his children and other adults in the home.  The children reported being fearful of their father and did not want to return to his care.  The father has also been known to leave the children alone or in the care of others for several days at a time.  The family has significant prior history for allegations of neglect, substance abuse and physical risk.  The mother has not been in the home or caring for the children for some time due to her own substance abuse.  The children have been placed with fictive kin.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002286


A sibling group of two; a  two year old girl and her 10 year old brother were removed from their mother’s care over concerns of domestic violence and the mother’s failure to recognize potential harm to her children from the domestic violence. Three months ago, a neighbor called law enforcement after the two year old’s father fired a gun at the mother and child as they drove away from the home.  After the father was released from jail, the mother moved in with the father and his mother.  This case may end up being only one minor as the father of oldest child has been cooperating and wants to take minor as soon as he is able to travel to the state. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/21/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002338


A two year old boy  was taken into protective custody in March 2020,  after his  mother was arrested for stealing things out of cars parked at the Excalibur.  The child looked neglected.  Father was already at City Jail for domestic violence between him and the mother.  Both parents have a history of drug use.  The child is currently placed with the maternal  grandmother, who reports that he may be developmentally delayed; as he is not speaking yet. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002323


A 2 year old and 9 month old  boy siblings were removed from their mother’s care based upon her ongoing drug use and erratic behavior while in their presence.  The family was residing with the maternal grandmother; law enforcement came to the home one evening after neighbors called in a noise complaint. The mother was yelling and screaming; police arrested her after she threatened them with a knife and asked them to shoot her.  The father is reportedly abusive to the mother, yet the mother allows him to come around.  The siblings are together in a foster home, but the grandmother wants placement. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/23/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001341


A 2 year old boy came into DFS care in March 2018 when his grandparents took him to the hospital due to illness.  It was reported that his parents neglected his care and had been high for several days.  It was also reported that there is domestic violence occurring in the home.  The child was placed with relatives, who are an adoptive resource.  The parents did not work their case plans and relinquished their rights to their son.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/22/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002406


Minor removed at birth due to drug exposure and Natural Mother’s history with the Department.  Subject Minor born March, 25, 2020 tested positive for marijuana at time of birth. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/30/2020 at 1:00 pm in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-002580


An 11 year old boy, the oldest of a sibling set of five came into protective custody over concerns of domestic violence and possible physical abuse after family members reported that the father of the youngest child punched him in the chest.  CPS tried to discuss with the mother and the older kids the incident  and whether that father was living in the home.  The mother denied any ongoing contact and reported having a TPO.  However, the 8 year old let it slip that the baby’s father was living in the home and that the mother is pregnant with his child. The other siblings are represented by CAP attorneys.  This child has different wishes and desires. Next hearing on this case is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 11/23/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-001414


2 year old twins came into DFS when maternal grandmother called law enforcement in regards to mother’s bizarre behavior.  Law enforcement contacted mother, maternal grandmother, and children.  Mother exhibited signs of possible mental issues and was transported to UMC on a legal 2000 hold.  ERT Specialist spoke with the officers that were on the scene of the incident, the officers told specialist about mother’s behavior and explained that she was taken to UMC for a legal hold.  It was also reported by the officers that mother has another child that resides in California with the father.  Specialist made contact with maternal grandmother at which time, she noted the smell of marijuana and she appeared to be “extremely high”, marijuana paraphernalia was also seen on the counter tops during the visit.  Maternal grandmother stated that father  has made effort to bring diapers for the children but mother will not allow him to help.  Primary issues in this case are mental health issues on the part of mother as well as maternal grandmother’s extreme marijuana usage around the children. Father was contacted in California and he is engaging in the legal process with DFS; father stated in court that he will have housing for his children and his self on April 1, 2020.  Mother stated that she has housing and is currently employed.  The children are currently placed in foster care.  Next hearings are; a Status Check on Mother’s Progress Hearing on 9/29/2020 at 2:00 pm and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 1/26/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-002629


Group of siblings ages 10, 11, and 14 where removed from the home based on an incident wherein their oldest sibling was injured and threatened with a knife by the mother and the stepfather. Both parents were charged with felony child abuse/endangerment and misdemeanor battery. Mother, who pulled a knife on her son and threatened to stab him, was additionally charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon. Charges are pending and preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 28th. These 3 siblings have started to blame older sibling for being removed, as do the parents – in particular the mother. The siblings are in two separate foster homes, and these three minors want to go home, while the oldest has different wishes. CAP represents older sibling.  Next hearings are; Status Check on 9/17/20 at 2:30 pm and a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-001656


A three year old girl was removed by CPS from her father’s care after she was found wandering alone in an apartment complex.  Her mother has an active case involving substance abuse; at the time of the removal, the mother was inpatient and not able to take her child.  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.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2019-008374


Two siblings, ages six years and seven years old, came into DFS care in October 2019 when they were removed from their adoptive mother’s care over concerns of an improperly treated mental health condition and drug use.  Mother has been making progress on her case plan, and as of February 17, 2020, minors were placed on an in-home-safety plan with mother.  Both mother and minors are still adjusting and DFS retains jurisdiction of minors and will continue to monitor case for another six months or longer to ensure mother is fully recovered and ready to take permanent placement.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 10/21/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002667


A newborn boy came into DFS care in April 2020 when he and his mother tested positive for Marijuana.  The mother and father have an older child who is not in their care.  The mother has not addressed her mental health issues.  The Father has not attended his required classes for domestic violence.  The caregivers cannot control their behaviors, lack parenting knowledge, skills and motivation and do not have resources to meet the needs of the child. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/13/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

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.

Case Number: 2020-002532


5 year old boy removed from mother’s care by CPS over concerns of untreated mental health issues and inadequate housing. Two putative father’s have been named, however neither is the picture or has a relationship with the child. The mother and child were residing with her boyfriend in a backyard. The child is currently in a foster home.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002424


3 year old boy was removed from his mother’s care over concerns of lack of stable housing and domestic violence between mother and her girlfriend.  They were on their way to a motel, when they got into an argument over money, the girlfriend hit minor intentionally during the fight. Minor is placed with fictive kin, and CPS suspects the mother is still involved with the girlfriend. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002598


4 year old and 3 year old sisters were removed from their father’s care over concerns of his mental health.  Mother and father are married, but she resides out of state.  They may be getting divorced, but nobody has filed.  Mother has CPS history out of state for drug use and mental health, but reports being clean and closing her case. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/27/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002638


7 year old girl came into DFS care on April 13, 2020 due to history of domestic violence between the parents, witnessed by the minor child. The domestic violence culminated with the step-father causing physical injury to the natural mother. The minor child also stated a history of being hit by her step-father, although the circumstances of those incidents are unknown. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002784


Four siblings, ages 5, 3, 1, and 8 months, came into DFS care in April 2020 after their mother was found walking on the highway after she had a disagreement with her boyfriend.  A search of their vehicle found drug paraphernalia in the open and easily accessed.  Both parents further admit to methamphetamine use and same is to the extent that they rely on the maternal grandmother to care for the children.  The children have been placed with their maternal grandmother.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/14/2020 at 11:00 pm in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-002668


2 minors, 2 year old boy and 1 month old girl were removed after 2 yr old found to have bruises on face, buttocks, and thigh.  Accusations against mother’s boyfriend with whom there has also been ongoing domestic violence.  Baby is placed with paternal grandparents, and father is incarcerated in California.  2 year old boy is in foster because paternal grandparents to sibling cannot take, as they are elderly and cannot much care for a younger child (which suggests not a long term option for baby).  His father is in Kansas and said to have previous child abuse cases.  Maternal Aunt in California has shown interest in taking  2 year old minor.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-003111


Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on April 30, 2020 after being born substance exposed (opiates). Mother has lengthy drug history and 2 other children who are in the process of being adopted. Both parents appeared at initial hearing and appeared to intend to participate in services and try to reunify with child, though expressed that their original plan was to put the baby up for adoption. It is unclear on why they changed their minds.  Baby girl is placed in the same home (paternal aunt and uncle) as other siblings who are being adopted. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/8/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-003131


11 month old baby girl came into DFS care on May 10, 2020. Mother came to Las Vegas approximately May 4, 2020, stayed with friend for two days then left the home leaving all her personal belongings and leaving the child behind and has not responded to phone calls or text messages. Mother’s present whereabouts are unknown, she is not employed and apparently is homeless. Mother’s sister, was contacted in Phoenix, Arizona, and stated that she spoke with mother on May 9, 2020, and she did not say anything about where she was but did state that she was in “a big mess.” Mother’s sister stated that the maternal grandmother had left mother when she was 12 and began working as a prostitute, she is afraid that mother may be following in her mother’s footsteps.  Father is believed to be in prison in Arizona. Aunt is a placement option for the minor child. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/10/2021 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003113


Newborn baby Caleb came into DFS care on May 6, 2020 due the natural mother testing positive for marijuana at the time of birth. She admitted to using methamphetamine on at least one occasion during her pregnancy. Natural mother has no known source of income and DFS has been unable to verify her residence. She has stated three different locations where she lived or intended to live and when asked for her residence address, she refused to provide it. Natural mother’s visitation with the child at the hospital has been sporadic and the last visit was April 15, 2020. She has two older children who are under guardianship with her mother in Hawaii.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/3/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002805


2 year old girl came into DFS care on April 17, 2020 due to concerns regarding mother’s mental health, failure to supervise the minor child and use of controlled substances.  Mother was speeding, going 80 MPH in a 40 MPH speed zone, while recording a video of herself driving and is heard stating that she had nothing to live for and the child did not deserve her as the mother. Mother has no memory of creating the video.  Mother reportedly attempted suicide in February and was hospitalized. Great Maternal Grandparents report they have raised the minor child as mother comes and goes. They also report that mother has prior DUI convictions and uses alcohol and drugs. Next hearings are; a Status Check Hearing on 7/14/2020 at 11:00 am and a Review Hearing on 10/13/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003204


17 year old boy came into the DFS on March 14, 2020 along with his two younger sisters.  One of the sisters has claimed she was sexually abused by her brother two years ago.  Teenage boy has acted out sexually in school by approaching another student from behind and doing inappropriate movements, by playing with his privates in class and by making sexual statements about his mother to peers.  Mother has previously dismissed his conduct stating “boys being boys”.  The two minor girls are represented by CAP attorney.  The next hearing is a Review Hearing on 9/9/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

 

Case Number: 2020-002725


Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on April 10, 2020 due to law enforcement investigating reported sales of narcotics in the tunnels in the area of I-215 and Jones. Natural mother was observed leaving a tunnel and natural father ran from the tunnel carrying the minor child. Neither have any shelter or source of income. Both admitted to using methamphetamine earlier in the day and using methamphetamine three to four times per week. No formula or diapers for the child were located and the child appeared dirty and hungry and his eyes were red (from lack of sleep). The parents appeared to be high on methamphetamine. Natural mother had her parental rights terminated regarding an older child in November, 2019, based on lack of resources and shelter and continued use of methamphetamine. Other minor was adopted in July of 20l9.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003082


1 month old boy came into DFS care on May 5, 2020 due to mother having a multi- year history of substance abuse. The mother and child both tested positive for morphine, amphetamine and opiates at the time of the child’s birth.  Mother went into West Care for inpatient drug treatment and then left that facility. Next hearing is a  Review Hearing on 11/3/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002085


2 year old boy came into DFS care on May 1, 2020 when father was stopped for a traffic violation and was arrested on warrants and possession of methamphetamine located in the car. Mother had left the scene of the stop in her vehicle, returned and admitted she had hidden drug paraphemalia in the back seat of her car. She was not arrested but the child was placed in protective custody based on the seizure of methamphetamine and the parents’ admission that they had used earlier in the day. Both parents have a history of substance abuse and an older sibling is in the custody of maternal grandmother in California (who is willing to take placement of this child).  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 6/2/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-002673


Two siblings, ages 2 and 3, were removed by CPS following an incident in which the mother threatened to kill herself and her children. The mother went so far as to place the children in her car and pour lighter fluid on the backseat.  The children are in a foster home locally, but the mother would like the children placed with relatives in Michigan.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/7/2020 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 23.

Case Number: 2020-002554


2 year old girl and 6 month old boy came into DFS custody on April 7 after mother called the police multiple times to report that her children were possessed by demons. She was also reported to be isolating from her support system and suspicions of methamphetamine use were raised. Mother reports auditory and visual hallucinations. To date, Mother is reported to be combative with the department and has refused to submit to mental health testing. She has had a Guardian attend discovery Litem appointed for her. Father is believed to be an active methamphetamine user on parole. Both parents have an extensive history with the department. 3 siblings have already been adopted in previous cases.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-003013


CPS removed an 11 month old boy from his parents over concerns of ongoing domestic violence and lack of supervision.  The mother accessed DV resources from a local agency, but then allowed the father to stay with her.  At times, the parents would leave the toddler alone in the hotel room to argue and fight.  Parents have daily visits with the toddler at the grandparents’ home, but the grandparents have requested to move the visits to a neutral location. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-000022


An 8 year old girl came into DFS care in December 2019 due to allegations of inadequate supervision.  The family has history with the department.   One or both parents cannot control their behavior.  No adult in the home will perform parental duties and responsibilities.  One or both caregivers lack parenting knowledge, skills and motivation.  The father is incarcerated.  There are concerns of substance abuse and stable housing as to the mother.  The child is placed with maternal grandparents. Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 6/26/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-003228


Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on May 12, 2020 due to mother having visual hallucinations at the time of birth and refusing to participate in the birth procedures. She was subsequently placed on a legal 2000 and was placed at Spring Mountain Treatment Center. She verbally reported that she was diagnosed with anxiety and bi-polar disorder. The identity of the natural father is unknown. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003375


This client is the eldest in a sibling group of five who were removed by CPS in December 2019, due to the mother’s drug use and domestic violence. The other siblings are represented by a staff attorney. This child does not wish for reunification with the mother.  Next hearings are; Status Check on 9/21/2020 at 1:30 pm, and Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/9/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003276


Newborn baby girl came into DFS care on May 18, 2020 due to concerns of mental health and/or substance abuse of natural parents, lack of resources, including lack of housing, income or ability to provide for the child. Father’s speech was described as pressured, talks fast and could not maintain a train of thought, both parents were disheveled and there were concerns that father was not taking prescribed medications. Parents were living with maternal relatives, where mother intended to stay while father intended to move to Missouri where he has relatives. Father was overheard coaching his mother regarding what to say about housing and his work opportunities if she was contacted by CPS. Eventually, father was excluded from the maternal relative’s home and mother wanted to move to Arizona. Police were called and interviewed both parents who gave them inconsistent answers regarding what their plans were. Parents left for Arizona, leaving the baby with maternal relatives, during their time with the maternal relatives, parents did not routinely care for the child. Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 9/9/2020 at 10:15 am and Trial on 9/18/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003324


Group of 3 siblings ages 14, 10, and 2 year old came into DFS care on May 26, 2020, due to there being reasonable cause to believe that it would be contrary to the welfare of the children to remain at their home in the event that their step-father returns to the home. Oldest minor reported that her step-father, has sexually abused her for the past two years. He has videotaped episodes and sent them to her friends. Next hearings will be; a Status Check for possible case closing on 8/19/2020 at 3:00 pm and a Review Hearing on 11/18/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003085


2 year old boy came into DFS care on May 1, 2020 when father was stopped for a traffic violation and was arrested on warrants and possession of methamphetamine located in the car. Mother had left the scene of the stop in her vehicle, returned and admitted she had hidden drug paraphemalia in the back seat of her car. She was not arrested but the child was placed in protective custody based on the seizure of methamphetamine and the parents’ admission that they had used earlier in the day. Both parents have a history of substance abuse and an older sibling is in the custody of maternal grandmother in California (who is willing to take placement of this child).  Next hearing is an Disposition Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003057


A six month old baby  girl was removed from her mother’s care after the mother lost housing and made some erratic threats of harm against her roommate.  The baby’s father wants to care for the baby; however, his mother (the client’s paternal grandmother) told CPS that the father has struggled with drugs and domestic violence for years.  Next hearings are; a Status Check on Case Plan on 8/12/2020 at 1:30 pm and a Review Hearing on 11/25/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003029


Newborn baby girl was placed into CPS custody after being substance exposed.  The mother reported to CPS that she was not prepared for the baby, and identified two possible fathers.  Both putative fathers claim to have been incarcerated around time of conception.  No family was identified for placement at the preliminary hearing.  The mother has lost her rights to other children as a result of neglect. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/23/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003139


6 month old baby boy came into DFS care on April 24, 202 due to mother having severe developmental delays combined with alleged drug use, which prevents her from being able to learn how to properly care for the minor, as he has ongoing health complications resulting from being born extremely premature . Minor was in the hospital for the better part of 6 months dealing with health issues while hospital staff attempted to train mother in routine care. Hospital staff has determined that they are unable to release the child to the mother, as she has not been able to show that she can care for the child’s severe medical issues. Father is not in the picture or engaged with the department, mother or the child at this time. Mother appears to be willing to engage with the department, it appears that she is an alleged drug user, along with a the lack of support system that are the main issue in this case. The child is currently discharged from the hospital and placed into foster care. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/6/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2020-003144


A seven month old baby girl was removed from her parents’ care over concerns of ongoing domestic violence.  Her mother has schizophrenia, but is reportedly not taking her medication.  The baby is placed with her maternal grandparents. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/24/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003498


A two year old toddler was removed by CPS over concerns of longstanding domestic violence between his mother and her boyfriend.  The toddler was present in the home during the most recent incident, which resulted in law enforcement coming to the home.  The mother is in a shelter; DFS may place the baby with the mother if safe and able to ascertain that the mother won’t return to her boyfriend as she has before. The father is currently incarcerated on domestic violence charges. Next hearings are;  a Status Check on DNA Results/Prove up  8/27/2020 at 10:00 am and a Review Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003454


This 4 day old child came into care on 6/2/2020.  This case came to the attention of the Department with regards to a substance exposed infant and plausible risk of physical injury.  Mother tested positive for methamphetamines and marijuana during the time of birth.  Mother was recently released from jail due to relevant criminal activity, she states that she has friends and close associates who supply her with meth and influence her to use, one of them being her father.  Mother requested to participate in a residential treatment program at Westcare.  She has an assessment scheduled on 6/11/2020.  Mother has a history of not being able to complete the programs, she was removed from her parents care in April 2014 due to ongoing substance abuse.  Mother informs she is committed to reunifying with her child by participating in the drug treatment program.  The minor’s father  is currently in High Desert State Prison, he was sentenced to 2-5 years in 2/2020.  The next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/8/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2020-003529


A ten month old baby girl who is part of a sibling group of one older brother and one half brother was removed due to the physical abuse of her five year half brother in the home by her father. This child is currently placed with the maternal grandmother, the  child who was abused is placed with his father and the other sibling is placed with his mother.  The brother who was abused is represented by  CAP attorney. The next hearings are; a Status Check Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 10:00 am and an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/17/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003299


One month old baby was removed from her parents’ care over concerns of possible domestic violence and substance abuse.  Both parents have other children who are not in their care.  The mother has mental health issues for which she is not taking medication; however, the reports stopping medication for her pregnancy. The mother reports wanting to resume treatment to reunify with her daughter.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/17/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003474


14 and 12 year girls came into DFS care on June 3, 2020 when mother went to prison, father was left with custody of the minor girls. When mother was released from prison she regained custody of the children (approximately two years ago). The girls disclosed to her the sexual abuse by father and she prevented him from having contact with his children for the past two years. The daughter of father’s current girlfriend, reported that father had sexually abused her in much the same way that his daughters reported he sexually abused them.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/26/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003499


2 year old boy came into DFS care on May 29, 2020 due to natural parents having a lengthy history of abuse of controlled substances and domestic violence committed in the presence of the minor child.  Next hearings are; an Adjudicatory Trial for Mother on 8/10/2020 at 9:45 and a Review Hearing on  11/10/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003512


Group siblings ages 11, 8, and 5 years old came into DFS care on May 29, 2020 due to natural mother exhibiting bizarre behavior and being arrested on outstanding traffic warrants. Natural father is deceased and no responsible adult was present to provide for the children.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/18/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003566


Girls siblings ages 11, 9, and 2 years old into DFS care in April 2020 due to father posing a risk of sexual and/or emotional harm to the subject minors in that he sexually abused and/or exhibited inappropriate sexual boundaries with 16 year old minor. Father’s  use of alcohol himself and/or provision of alcohol to minor negatively impacted her wellbeing as well as his parental functioning.  Mother lacks the capacity to protect the subject minors from the risk of sexual and/or emotional harm posed by father. Upon disclosure, mother permitted minor to reside with maternal grandparents “for her own protection,” but did not otherwise report the abuse or seek services for her daughter. Prior to the involvement of DFS, she had continued to permit father to have ongoing contact and access to the other subject minors in the household despite the risk of harm that she was aware of.  16 year old minor is being represented by CAP attorney and her wishes are different than the younger 3 siblings. Next hearing is a Further Proceedings Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003573


10 year old girl came into DFS care in May of 2020 due to older sibling reporting that he had been sexually abused on three separate occasions by mother’s boyfriend (this minor’s father); that he had reported the abuse to his mother who dismissed it and took no action to protect him. Mother made derogatory comments about the minor child, which were heard by him, and refused to accept him back into the home. Older minor is represented by CAP attorney and he has different wishes than this minor client. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/4/2020 at 10:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003484


A 10 month old baby boy is current placed with his legal father after the mother and the putative biological father were hospitalized.  There are allegations that the hospitalization is the result of heavy use of illegal substances and that there is substantial domestic violence between the mother and the putative biological father. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/2/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-003594


1 year old girl came into DFS care on June 7, 2020. Mother, age 17 has been in a sexual relationship with her 49 year old uncle since she was 12 years old. Baby girl is a product of their relationship although father has refused to place his name on the child’s birth certificate. The two got into an argument, mother alleging that he suffocated her with a pillow and father alleging that she brandished a knife, first at herself and then directed towards him, resulting in a cut to his lip.  Mother was arrested for battery – domestic violence and the child was placed in protective custody.  Next hearing is a Status Check on possible negotiations on 8/11/2020 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003698


Newborn baby boy came into DFS care on June 11, 2020 due to mother and baby both testing positive for methamphetamine when the child was born. Natural mother denies use and stated that she may have smoked marijuana that had been laced with methamphetamine without her knowledge. She acknowledged prior use of methamphetamine but states she was “tired of the stuff and only smokes cigarettes. The child had a medical issue which delayed his discharge from the hospital, when he was ready for discharge the mother was in CCDC on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle. Natural father was also located at CCDC on charges involving possession of a firearm. Neither parent was available to take custody of the child for three additional days after the child was eligible for discharge.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003849


Newborn baby girl born to parents with prior CPS history.  Mother reports being sober since January, and denies any mental health issues. Baby did not test positive for substances at the time of birth. However, the parents’ rights to a sibling were terminated last year over concerns of ongoing substance abuse issues and untreated mental health. Mother wants to engage in services and bring child home.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 8/25/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-001521


Sibling group of six children ages 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, and 1 came into DFS custody in December 2019 due to inadequate shelter after they were found living in a park restroom.  The parents report efforts to secure stable housing and employment.  The children are currently split between two different family members.  Oldest child is being represented by CAP.  Next hearing is a Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/15/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-003423


A newborn baby girl was born substance exposed; mother admitted to both drug use and cigarette smoking during pregnancy.  Father reported past use, but now states that he is clean. Neither parent had any supplies for the baby and lack resources.  Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 11/10/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-004389


14 year old Samia came into DFS care on June 19, 2020. Natural mother is incarcerated and subject minor ran away from home due to abuse, both physical, sexual and mental, inflicted by natural father. The minor child reported being locked in her room for as long as two weeks, not being provided food, and being sexually abused and physically abused, including being strangled.  Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-004196


Four year old boy was removed by CPS after law enforcement found him in a parked car with his mother.  His mother was passed out with observable needle marks on her arms.  His father could not pick up him up; the father was already incarcerated.  The paternal grandmother is willing to take the client but lives out of state. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 10/29/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-004541


3 year old boy and 5 month old boy came into DFS care on June 23, 2020 due to mother and father having a history of domestic violence. Mother was given sole legal and physical custody of boys at the conclusion of the Petition I case (December 2019) and father’s visitation was to be supervised. Mother admitted that she did not supervise his visitation, she also dissolved a temporary protective order after the Petition I case was closed.  Oldest girl sibling, age 7 disclosed that when the couple lived in Ely, father had engaged in sexual abuse of her and that she told her mother. Mother filed a police report but during the investigation caused sibling girl to be relocated to live with relatives in California. The EIy investigation was closed and, although mother believed the disclosure that  daughter had made, she continued to allow father to have unsupervised contact with daughter.  This is a conflict case as CAP office represents older girl sibling. Next hearings are; Calendar Call on 9/9/2020 at 10:15 am, and Trial on 10/15/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-003554


A newborn baby girl tested positive for multiple substances when she was taken to the hospital for breathing issues.  Hospital personnel noted that the baby was experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Baby was born at home, but mother went to work within a day after giving birth, leaving the child with the grandmother.  The mother later attempted to take the baby from the hospital against medical advice.  Both parents have a history of substance abuse and involvement with CPS.  Neither parent has the client’s siblings in their care. Then next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/9/2020 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-004882


Minor boy came into care on 6/26/2020.  The child was born drug exposed.  Mother admitted to using drugs during her pregnancy.  The natural parents have three other children that are currently in protective custody.  Ongoing issues with substance abuse and homelessness for parents, who did not appear for PCP hearing. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/17/2020 at 11:00 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-004868


Subject Minors 1.5 and 4 months old were removed after 4 month old had humerus fracture.   Family reports constant arguing and Domestic Violence between the young parents and that they seem overwhelmed and easily frustrated by the two young children.  Natural Parents claimed that minor’s arm snapped while father was trying to swaddle him.   Next hearings are; a Calendar Call on 8/27/2020 at 2:30 pm and an Adjudicatory Trial on 9/3/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 21.

Case Number: 2020-005044


A newborn baby girl was born substance exposed.  Her mother has untreated mental health issues, and has lost her rights to other children.  Baby is placed with an aunt, with the goal of connecting her somehow with her siblings. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/19/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-005131


A newborn boy came into DFS care in June 2020 after he was born substance exposed.  The mother admitted to using methamphetamines during pregnancy and doesn’t plan to receive treatment for substance abuse.  A putative father has been identified and paternity needs to be established.  The child has been placed with his maternal grandparents.  Next hearing is an Adjudicatory Trial on 9/18/2020 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 22.

Case Number: 2020-005321


A newborn baby boy was exposed in utero to illicit substances.  His mother wants to care for him and has appropriate supplies.  She continues to test positive for drugs while denying active use.  Client is placed with family.  Next hearings are; a Disposition Hearing on 8/26/2020 at 1:30 pm and an Adjudicatory Trial for Mother on 8/31/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.

Case Number: 2020-005842


This child came into care with her sibling on 9/8/2018 due to the arrest of the mother for a DUI, also, due to inadequate supervision.  Mom drinks until she passes out when the children are in her care.  Due to conflict, 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. Next hearing will be a Plea Hearing on 9/16/2020 at 9:30 am in Courtroom 20.

Case Number: 2020-004264


17 year old girl came into the system with her 5 year old sister.  The cases have been separated and since the girls are in different living situations.  The girls came into the legal custody of the Department of Family Services in July 2019 due to neglect. Their mother was subsequently hospitalized and later deceased. The father’s rights were terminated in April 2020. The permanency plan for this 17 year old girl is other Other Planned Living Arrangements. Next hearing is a Review Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-005538


A newborn baby boy was born exposed to substances in utero. He was born in a hotel room bathtub and then transferred to the hospital.  Mother tested positive for marijuana at the time of birth. The baby tested positive for amphetamines. The parents are homeless and do not have supplies to care for the baby, however they have expressed wanting to care for the but, are struggling with housing instability, drugs and mental health issues.  Next hearing is a Status Check on Mother’s Case Plan on 8/25/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-005257


This 5 year old girl came into the system along with her 17 year old sister.  The case has been separated since the girls are in different living situations.  The girls came into the legal custody of the Department of Family Services in July 2019 due to neglect. Their mother was subsequently hospitalized and later deceased. The father’s rights were terminated in April 2020. The permanency plan for this 17 year old girl is other Other Planned Living Arrangements. Next hearing is set for a Review Hearing on 12/1/2020 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2020-005111


Baby girlcame into DFS care on July 1, 2020. Mother has two older children who are currently wards of the Court and the permanency goal regarding those children is termination of parental rights and adoption. Mother tested positive for methamphetamine at the time of birth and later admitted that she had used methamphetamine throughout her pregnancy and as recently as three days before giving birth; mother was living in a room in an apartment of a friend she just met but was informed that she would need to leave within a week. Mother advised that she has located an apartment but has not yet signed a lease; therefore,  lacks shelter to provide for the child.  Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/18/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-005973


10 year old girl came into DFS care on July 9, 2020. Mother reported that the father is deceased, mother was arrested and there was no responsible adult available at the time of the arrest to take custody of the child. The home was described as being littered with trash, the ceiling was falling in, rodents were running throughout the house and drug paraphemalia was within the reach of the child. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 8/11/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-005523


Girl siblings, ages 13 and 6 years old came into DFS care on July 3, 2020. Mother’s (now) adult son was adjudicated as a delinquent child due to sexual misconduct with his sister when he was a juvenile. District Court Judge Bryce Duckworth ordered natural mother to exclude older son from the home ( 13 year old girl is now the same age as her sister when the sister was assaulted by him). Natural mother refuses to exclude her adult son from the home and told CPS that the girls could be taken. She does not believe that son sexually assaulted his sister. Mother has refused to obey the District Court Order and her conduct places the girls at risk of being victimized by their older brother. Natural father is in the Dominican Republic suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Next hearing is a Plea Hearing on 8/12/2020 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2020-005774


A newborn baby boy was exposed in utero to illicit drugs; both parents have a history of substance abuse.  There are older maternal half siblings with a grandmother in Arizona.  The grandmother may be willing to take the baby. Next hearing is a Disposition Hearing on 8/26/2020 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 6.