Case Number: 2021-025377 (Urgent)


This 9-year-old boy and his two younger sisters, ages 7 and 3, came into care in May 2020 after their younger sister was born substance exposed. The family has significant history with the Department that indicates the mother is diminished in her protective capacity. She has given birth to three substance exposed babies. The 9-year-old son in particular shows indications of being exposed to sexual abuse, which the mother denies and refuses to set healthy boundaries. He has an Individual Education Plan (IEP). This 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 05/31/2023 at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2021-035626


A 8-year-old, 3-year-old, and a 1 year-old came to the attention of DFS on or about October 14, 2021 with an older sibling. They were taken into care after a report that the stepfather sexually abused the oldest sibling while under his care. The incident occurred while the mother was in the hospital giving birth to the youngest sibling. All parties have been interviewed and it was decided to be in the best interest of the children to be removed until an in-home case plan was in place. An in-home present danger plan was implemented with the mother and the stepfather agreed to leave the home and have no contact with the children. The oldest sibling already has representation. At this time, the three younger siblings 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. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 04/19/2023 at 10:45 a.m., in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-000505 (Pending Placement)


A 7-year-old girl, 5-year-old boy, and 3-year-old boy were removed from their parents in July 2019 after a domestic violence incident in which the parents were arrested. They came into care with their old siblings. These three siblings are placed with their maternal grandmother. The parents have since had another child who is also with them now. The parents have substance abuse issues and there is a history of domestic violence between them. At the review hearing on 1/4/22, DFS asked the Court to change the permanency goal to termination of parental rights (TPR) for these children. The younger siblings have different goals although TPR was requested for them too. The judge granted the request and TPR is now the goal for all children except for the baby. These four children need an attorney to advocate for their desire to represent their wish to be reunified with their parents and legal rights as to permanency, placement, and visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 01/03/2023 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-009671


A 7-year-old and a 3-year-old came into DFS care in June 2022 as a result of a police report of a suspicious vehicle. The police discovered the 3-year-old and mother inside and it seemed the family was living in the vehicle. The mother appeared to be under the influence and gave inaccurate information. She was arrested for outstanding warrants. The father fled the scene and refused to return. The 7-year-old was with a relative at the time the police found the family, but the relative was not qualified to keep the kids, so they were taken to Child Haven. At this time, these young 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.  Next hearing(s):  Review Hearing on 12/07/2022 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-008525


A 10-year-old, 8-year-old, 7-year-old, and 5-year-old came into DFS care on May 7, 2022 because of their mother’s drug use and abandonment and their father maltreating and abusing them. Their mother’s extensive history of drug use involving methamphetamine and heroin compromises her ability to care for them. She has not had contact with the children and has not provided financial or other support to the children in about 2.5 years. She is homeless with her boyfriend. Their father subjected the children to terrorizing, degrading, painful, and emotionally traumatic behavior and they are afraid to reside in the home with him. On one occasion, he has threatened to kill everyone in the home. As a result, 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): Status Check (DFS Assessment Regarding Possible Placement) on 12/13/2022 at 10:00 a.m., and Permanency Planning Hearing on 05/22/2023 at 1:30 p.m. pm in Courtroom 10.  

Case Number: 2022-010092


A newborn baby girl came into DFS care on or about 6/8/2022 because both parents were incarcerated pending charges of severe child abuse. Two of her siblings also recently came into DFS care with serious and life-threatening injuries believed to have been caused by mother’s boyfriend. The boyfriend who allegedly caused the severe injuries to the other children is the father to this baby. At this time, the baby girl 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 05/10/2023 at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom 9.

Case Number: 2022-010168


Minor girls ages 5 and 3 came into DFS custody on June 11, 2022 after mother left the minor children to be cared by her older son.  Mother is aware that son has behavioral issues, has displayed aggressive behaviors since the death of his grandmother, suffers from ADHD and has untreated mental health issues.  Older sibling left the girls alone and unsupervised.  When DFS investigator inspected the home, it was found to be in inadequate conditions.  The mother tested positive for methamphetamine on her last drug test.  Also, the parents have an extensive history of domestic violence witnessed by the children. At this time, these two sibling girls 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): Review Hearing on 12/8/2022 at 2:15 pm in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-011050


A 5-year-old boy and his sibling came into DFS care on June 8, 2022 due to an allegation of sexual risk against their father. Their mother went to the police station and reported concerns for her children after family members disclosed the father’s history of sexual molestation to her. The children have separate cases because they have separate wishes. The 5-year-old 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): Calendar Call on 01/ 18/2023 at 10:15 am and Adjudicatory Trial on 01/30/2023 at 9:45 am in Courtroom 11. 

Case Number: 2022-010334


On or about 6/7/2022, DFS received a report with allegations of physical risk to a 10-year-old and 6-year-old. The mother reportedly slapped the maternal grandmother in the face and spit on her in front of the children. The mother was arrested for the incident. The mother has substance use issues and law enforcement noted she appeared to be under the influence of drugs during the arrest. The children were released to the maternal grandmother. At this time, 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):  Permanency Planning Hearing on 05/23/2023 at 3:00 p.m., in Courtroom 10. 

Case Number: 2022-010062


On or about 6/7/2022, DFS received a report of physical risk to a 6-year-old and a 3-year-old by their parents. There is a history of domestic violence between the parents and allegations of physical discipline of the children by the father. The mother has TPOs against the father, although she allowed him back into the home and he was there when DFS took the kids into care. The father reportedly has schizophrenia, abuses alcohol, and uses methamphetamine. As a result, 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): Review Hearing on 11/29/2022 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 10. 

Case Number: 2022-010897


A 3-year-old and a 1-year-old came into DFS care because their mother called DFS and asked that they be taken to Child Haven. She refused the offers for the children to be placed with fictive kin or a weekly with her. Previously, she reportedly faked an illness and left the children at home with no caretaker while she was transported to the hospital, then refused any offers for people to sit with the children. The children are now placed in a foster home. The 3-year-old was born substance exposed and the family had a prior DFS case as a result. The mother and father are currently homeless. As a result, these two young 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): Review Hearing on 12/20/22 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12. 

Case Number: 2022-010196


Three siblings, ages 11, 6, and 3, were removed from their home on or about June 10, 2022 after their mother left the home and allowed the 11-year-old, who may have developmental delays, in charge of her younger siblings. The mother has mental health issues. The mother was arrested and DFS determined the maternal grandmother an inappropriate caregiver. The family home was filthy when they removed the children. The grandmother lived with the mother and children so she is included as a party to the case because she reportedly contributed to the circumstances that led to the removal of the children. The participation of the various fathers is not yet known. 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. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 12/15/2022 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 12. 

Case Number: 2022-012002


An 8-month-old girl came into DFS care in July 2022 after their mother and her girlfriend were involved in a domestic violence incident. Initially the mother agreed to an out-of-home present danger plan with a maternal relative that transitioned into an in-home plan. She violated the in-home safety plan resulting in present danger and the need to take protective custody of the child. There is a pattern of domestic violence between the two women. Both women withheld details of the incident. The mother denies that anything physical occurred and advised that she did not have her daughter with her. She further denied violating the in-home plan. The child is placed with a relative. As a result, this little baby 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): Review Hearing on 01/25/2023 at 3:00 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-012520


A group of 4 siblings (2 boys and 2 girls) came into DFS care in 2019 due to allegations of abuse to 1 year old boy.  This case is specific to the two-girls ages  8 and 2 year old.  The two boys are aligned on their wishes and on a separate CAP case.  CPS became involved when the mother brought 1 year old boy t the hospital with bursn all around his feet.  DFS determined through testimony that the mother’s boyfriend caused the burns to the minor.  Several times, the mother has been involved with DFS and complied with her case plan and eventually the children are returned to her custody.  However, she continues to bring her boyfriend around the minors without any hesitation of the danger she’s placing the children in.  The girls want to reunity with their mother but not the boyfriend and believe she can keep the boyfriend away from them so they do not have to live with him.  The goal is adoption and the Judge granted a waiver of reasonable efforst for all parents in January 2022.  At this time, the two girls 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): Status Check (Mother’s Progress) on 01/25/2023 at 9:00 a.m., and Permanency Planning Hearing on 05/03/2023 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 9. 

Case Number: 2021-036674


After their father struck the oldest child with an open fist, a 6-year-old and a 5-year-old came into DFS care. The father struck the 6-year-old boy near his left eye and his temple leaving a reddish bruise. He was arrested for the incident and later convicted of gross misdemeanor Child Abuse, Neglect, or Endangerment and incarcerated for 6 months with 30 days credit for time served. Their mother’s whereabouts are unknown. At this time, 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/13/22 at 1:30 pm in Courtroom 10. 

Case Number: 2021-028756 (Urgent)


A 13-year-old girl came into DFS care on March 3, 2020 with another child. She was living with her legal guardians because her father was found to be responsible for environmental neglect, medical neglect, and educational neglect in addition to lacking resources. He is currently unable to provide care for her due to physical or mental incapacity that requires him to live in a skilled nursing facility. The 13-year-old was then removed from the home after they reported physical and emotional abuse by the adults, including excessive punishment and physical abuse. The adults forced her and the 9-year-old to stand in a corner for between 1 day and 2 weeks, struck them on the head, pulled their hair, and choked them. There were also two foster children in the home (referred to as “the fosters”) who she stated had different rules to follow in the home. She fears the adults and is afraid of returning to their care. She was represented but the attorney is no longer available to assist. In addition, the 13-year-old has another DFS case pending with the 9-year-old against the guardians. Next hearing(s): Calendar Call on 02/21/2023 at 10:30 a.m., Adjudictory Trial on 03/10/2023 at 9:30 a.m, and Review on 03/28/2023 at 2:15 p.m. in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2021-018850 (Urgent)


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. 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 03/01/2023 at 2:00 pm

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 03/14/2023 at 2:30 pm  in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-013185


In 2019, a 14-year-old girl came into care because her legal mother refused to pick her up when she was discharged from the hospital. She is now 17 years old. The legal mother has not had contact with the client since 2019. Her father has had minimal communication with the teenager and has expressed no real interest in her. Her biological mother lives in California. The teen visited her a couple times and they were in family therapy but they no longer are. She has no interest in living with her biological mother. She has an IEP, but is not attending school at this time. She is on runaway status and is now living with people she met while staying at a homeless youth center in Arizona. She will sign Voluntary Jurisdiction paperwork before she turns 18 and plans to ask to exit care when she turns 18 in November. At this time, this teen 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 11/29/2022 at 2:00 pm in Courtroom 12. 

Case Number: 2022-013612


Three siblings, ages 15, 11, & 3 yrs, came into DFS care with their older brother due to their mother’s emotional instability, developmental status, or cognitive deficiency impairing her ability to care for the children. This case is specific to the 15-year-old, 11-year-old, and 3-year-old. The family has prior history with DFS because of allegations of environmental neglect and inadequate supervision. Attempts were made to locate the natural fathers and two have been located. The children have been placed together with fictive kin. 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/Disposition Hearing on 12/14/2022 at 11:00 am; Review Hearing on 1/25/2023 at 2:30 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-013828


In June 2022, DFS received a report alleging sexual molestation by the oldest sibling and physical violence by the mother toward the children. There are also concerns of alcohol and substance abuse. This case is specific to the 11-year-old and 3-year-old. The 11-year-old reported that the 14-year-old digitally penetrated his anus. The 3-year-old also disclosed that the 14-year-old humps her in the shower and under the covers. Also concerns of alcohol and substance abuse. When the mother was released from CCDC, she said she was having suicidal ideations so she called an ambulance and was checked into Spring Mountain Treatment Center. All the children are placed with the maternal grandmother and she the younger two siblings are sleeping separately from the 14-year-old. 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): Review Hearing on 12/06/2022 at 3:30 p.m., in Courtroom 10. 

Case Number: 2022-014678 (Pending Placement)


A 5-year-old came into DFS care on March 16, 2022 with her older sister because their father stated he was unable to care for the minors, arrange childcare, and he did not have a home. Mother is reported to be deceased. This case is specific to the 5-year-old who is living in foster care and would like to remain there. She does not want to see her dad or her grandmother. She reports her grandmother is physically abusive and she has not seen her dad very much. She is in need of an attorney to represent her legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement and visitation. Next Hearing(s): Termination of Parental Rights Hearing (TPR) on 01/03/2023 at 9:30 a.m., and Permanency Planning Hearing on 03/07/2023 at 3:00 p.m. in Courtroom 10.  

Case Number: 2022-014032


A 7-year-old and his siblings were removed from their home due to his mother and self-father being unable to control their behavior and engaging in domestic violence on a weekly basis in front of the kids. This case is specific to the 7-year-old boy. The 7-year-old has a different dad who may have sexually abused him previously. He also has an IEP for speech therapy. When they were taken into care, the home was very dirty and there were roaches in the 11-month-old’s diaper. All three children are placed with the paternal grandmother of the youngest two children and the siblings are to stay placed together. However, the 7-year-old recently reportedly inappropriately touched one of his younger siblings and he is no longer allowed to sleep in the same room as them. The 7-year-old needs his own separate counsel to advocate on his behalf. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 03/29/2023 at 3:30 pm in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-012223


Sibling girls ages 13, 11, and 10 year old came into DFS custody due to physical abuse.  Mother had custody of her own three children and legal guardianship of her niece and three nephews. One of the boy’s died as a result of abuse while in custody of mother.  Mother is facing several felony child abuse/neglect charges as a result of the physical abuse she inflicted on the minor children. These three girls need 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):  Disposition/Further Proceedings on 12/12/2022 at 3:00 p.m., in Courtroom 9.

Case Number: 2022-014440


Siblings, 4 year old boy and 1 year old infant came into DFS custody due to allegations of ongoing drug use by the parents, domestic violence between parents and against the children and maternal grandmother. There have been numerous calls to the police department in regards to family disturbance.  The parents lack resources, housing and income to provide for the basic needs of the children.  These children need 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): Review Hearing on 3/16/2023 at 3:30 p.m., in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-014578


1 month old baby girl came into DFS custody after both her and mother tested positive for opiates and amphetamine.  Mother admitted to the Department her drug usage while pregnant.  After birth, baby suffered from withdrawal symptoms and had to be treated while hospitalized.  Father has also reported using methamphetamine continously.  The parents lack the ability to care for the well-being of baby girl.  This young baby girl 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): Review Hearing on 02/21/2023 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-014579


Newborn baby boy came into DFS custody after both parents failed to provide proper care for baby boy’s well being.  The parents have struggled with drug use.  Mother has admitted to usage of drugs starting about three years ago.  She indicated she used drugs a couple days prior to baby’s birth.  Baby boy was affected by parent’s drug use and experienced withdrawal symptoms from prenatal drug exposure at time of birth.  Besides the parent’s on-going drug usage, they lack housing and income to provide for the basic needs of the baby.  This minor 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): Status Check Hearing (Parent’s Progress) on 01/09/2023 at 11:00 a.m., and Review Hearing on 02/21/2023 at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 8.

Case Number: 2022-014612


Baby girl came into DFS custody after both her and mother tested positive for amphetamine, methamphetamines, and marijuana.  Mother admitted to using drugs and drinking alcohol while pregnant.  Father also has a history of substance abuse.  The parents lack stable housing and income to meet the basic needs of the child.  This 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 03/07/2023 at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-014460


Newborn girl came into DFS custody after it was found that mother has failed to provide her with the necessary care for her well-being.  Mother experiences symptoms of mental health conditions, which impair her ability to care for the minor.  She has also been involved in several incidents of domestic violence, which put the minor’s welfare at risk.  This newborn baby girl is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 12/08/2022 at 11:00 a.m., in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-014838


Group of siblings, 14 year old boy, 12 year old boy and 8 year old girl were removed from their father and step-mother due to allegations of father’s sexual abuse toward step-mother’s biological daughter. Father groomed his step-daughter from the time he first met her in 2019 and continuously sexually assaulted her.  Step-mother failed to protect the children as she had knowledge of the abuse and did not interfere to stop it.  These three children are placed with natural mother at this time.  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): Status Check on 01/04/2023 at 10:15 a.m.; Calendar Call on 02/01/2023 at 10:15 a.m.; Adjudicatory Trial (Day 1) on 02/13/2023 at 9:45 a.m., Trial (Day 2) on 02/16/2023 at 9:45 a.m.; Trial (Day 3) on 02/17/2023 at 9:30 a.m., in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-015396


The minor children, 4 year old girl and 1 year old boy were removed by DFS from the mother’s house due to concerns of safety and physical risk after a shooting occurred at the home while the children were present.  There are concerns of mother’s drug use. The father to 4 year old girl resides out of state, while the father to 1 year old is incarcerated in Texas.  Minor children are currently placed with a fictive kin.  These two 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.  The next hearing(s):  Disposition/Plea Hearing on 12/15/2022 at 1:30 p.m., and Review Hearing on 04/12/2023 at 3:30 p.m. in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-014698


2 year old girl came into DFS custody after a domestic violence incident between mother and her boyfriend.  The mother was admitted into hospital due to injuries sustained during the last altercation.  Boyfriend was arrested and has an on-going criminal case.  The family has prior CPS involvement and mother was granted a TPO order against boyfriend, however, she kept allowing him to return to the home.  Natural father has not been located to be explored as possible placement option. This girl is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next Hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 12/22/2022 at 11:00 a.m., and Review Hearing on 03/14/2023 at 2:30 p.m., in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2017-006379


This 15 year old boy came into DFS custody due to abuse and neglect by the mother.  It was reported that mother left minor with a fictive kin for a time frame unknown to this person without leaving any information of her whereabouts, support or appropriate legal documents.  Mother has a history of use of illegal controlled substances and was diagnosed with mental health issues, which contributed to her lack of protective capacity of the minor.  Minor is placed in a foster home and the permanency plan on his case is adoption. This teen 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 03/14/2023 at 2:30 p.m., in Courtroom 12. 

Case Number: 2022-014326


A 10-year old girl came into DFS custody after being removed along with her sister over inadequate supervision and physical risk.  Mother was arrested for Attempted Murder charges.  Mother was found to be under the influence of alcohol and in possession of cocaine at the time of her arrest.  Father’s whereabouts are unknown to DFS.   As a result, this minor girl 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): Review Hearing on 02/07/2023 at 3:00 p.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-014029


Newborn baby girl was removed from Mother’s custody after an altercation between mother and maternal grandmother.  Minor received an injury on her foot due to items being thrown around the house during the altercation. Mother was residing with maternal grandmother and was evicted after incident, leaving her with bouncing from place to place with minor.  This minor girl 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): Review Hearing on 01/24/2023 at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-014384 (Pending Placement)


Newborn baby boy came into DFS system after both him and mother tested positive for methamphetamine and marijuana. Mother has a long history of substance abuse and has failed to address the issue with treatment. At this time, 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):  Review Hearing on 02/21/2023 at 3:00 p.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-013558


A newborn baby girl came into DFS custody after mother tested positive for methamphetamine and heroin at the time of baby girl’s birth.  Both parents have a history of drug use and drug related arrests and convictions.  The parents are homeless and do not have the ability to provide for the basic needs of the child.  At this time, the child is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Review Hearing on 02/14/2023 at 2:15 p.m., in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-015556


Newborn baby boy was removed by DFS after hospital made a report. The mother and her boyfriend, who is the infant’s father, have an open case with CPS due to allegations of physical abuse towards the mother’s oldest child caused by the boyfriend.  The mother has knowledge of the ongoing abuse and has not done anything to prevent or stop it from occurring. The boyfriend was charged with Child Abuse.  Even after the allegations and ongoing criminal case,  the mother continues to provide conflicting stories as to the abuse and has not taken any steps to protect the minor children from her boyfriend. This infant 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): Plea Ajdudicatory Trial on 02/16/2023 at 11:00 a.m., in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-015430


Boy siblings ages, 1-year-old and 3 months old came into DFS custody after both parents were arrested for being fugitives from Carson City for kidnapping. Mother has also been the victim of domestic violence perpetrated by the father and continues to maintain a relationship with him and allows him to reside with the children despite the abuse caused to her and the children.   These boys 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): Plea Hearing on 12/5/2022 at 9:30 a.m., in Courtroom 14.

Case Number: 2022-014435


Sibling group of siblings, 11 year old boy, 6 year old girl, 1 year old boy and 8 month old girl were removed due to allegations of physical risk and substance abuse.  The mother has a history of methamphetamine use, she lacks self-awareness and is in denial of her drug use.  The Mother tested positive at the time of birth of her youngest daughter and has tested positive on several occasions when tested by DFS.   The oldest children have not been enrolled in school since COVID.  The father also tested positive for amphetamine and methamphetamine and has a substance abuse problem.  Also, there is domestic violence allegations between the parents.   These children are in need of an attorney to represent their legal wishes and rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure the appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Permanency Planning Hearing on 05/23/2023 at 2:30 p.m., in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-015050


16 year old girl was removed from her parent’s custody along with her three siblings due to allegations of sexual abuse by father.  Father exhibited inappropriate sexual boundaries with this minor client.  The Father was charged and has a pending case in Las Vegas Justice Court.  The Mother lacks the capacity necessary to protect the minors from the sexual and/or emotional harm posed by father.  At this time, minor  is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Calendar Call on 1/18/2023 at 1015 a.m., and Adjudicatory Trial on 2/23/2023 at 9:30 am., in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-014565


Sibling group ages 12 year old, 9 year old, and newborn boy came into DFS custody due to allegations of improper care and supervision. The mother has a history of drug abuse, and she has admitted to daily use of fentanyl throughout her pregnancy with newborn baby boy.  Newborn tested positive for opiates and amphetamines at the time of birth.  The mother also lacks the safe and stable housing, income and employment to provide for the basic needs of the children.  The father is incarcerated with charges of Murder and attempt murder and is considered inappropriate to care for the children because of his arrest for crimes related to violent behaviors, creating an impending danger for the minor children. 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, including educational services, are in place. Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 02/28/2023 at 3:00 p.m., in Courtroom 11.  

Case Number: 2022-016201


Newborn baby girl came into DFS custody after mother was found at a gas station acting erratic and was taken to the hospital.  Both parents have history with drug use and their parental rights were terminated in early 2022 as to two other children.  The parents lack the protective capacity and do not have a safe place for this newborn.  They claimed they were residing with mother’s parents, however, the grandparents have denied it.  At this time 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(s) Disposition Hearing on 12/12/2022 at 9:30 a.m., in Courtroom 8.

Case Number: 2019-009905


A 13-year-old boy came into DFS care in December 2019 due to allegations of physical risk and educational neglect.  The family was reported to be homeless.  Grandmother was assisting with caring for the minor, however, the mother is not allowed at her parent’s house due to aggressive behavior and threats of violence.  The family has a history with CPS in multiple states with an open investigation in California.  This child 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): Permanency Planning Hearing on 12/14/2022 at 2:30 p.m. in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-016658


10-year old boy came into DFS custody after being involved in an accident with his father and his father’s girlfriend.  Both his father and his girlfriend were highly intoxicated when she hit a semi-truck resulting in injuries to all passengers involved.  Natural parents reside in California, and DFS is working to find mother, who may be a non-offending parent.  At this time minor 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. The next hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 12/29/2022 at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 12.

Case Number: 2022-015472


Group of boy siblings ages 14, 6, and 4 years old came into DFS custody over concerns of the parent’s physical abuse of their step-siblings.  The step-siblings are the biological children of father on this case and they are the main victims on the case, however, all children were removed.  At this, these boys 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. Next hearing(s): Plea Hearing on 12/7/2022 at 9:45 a.m., in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-016660


Newborn baby girl came into the custody of DFS after being born substance exposed.  Both mother and newborn were found positive for amphetamines and opiates at the time of delivery.  The mother admitted to regular use of both substances.  The mother and named father have an older child, whose parental rights were recently terminated.  DFS has been unable to contact the parents.  Minor 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): Disposition Hearing on 12/20/2022 at 11:00 a.m., in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-016508 (Pending Placement)


Newborn baby boy came into the custody of DFS due to mother’s drug history and mental health issues.  Mother originally planned on putting baby up for adoption, but changed her mind.  Mother has been engaged in residential substance abuse treatment since May of this year.  The mother has a history with DFS, an infant girl was removed from her and parental rights terminated last year.  At this time, minor 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.  The next hearing(s): Adjudicatory Trial on 01/04/2023 at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 8.

Case Number: 2022-015804


17-year old boy came into the custody of the department due to abandonment by his parents. Minor was admitted into a treatment facility, at time of release, his parents could not be contacted to pick up minor.  Parents indicated they do not want minor in the home and are not willing to provide care for him.  At this time, the subject minor 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 03/21/2023 at 2:15 p.m., in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-015176


Minor children ages 8, 7, and 2 year old came into DFS custody due to neglect.  The mother neglected the children by failing to provide them with proper care, supervision, shelter or other care necessary for their well-being.   The mother left the children in the care of their maternal grandparents without making any proper legal arrangements for their care.  Mother primarily resides in California with her boyfriend. Both parents have history of drug use, which compromises their ability to care for the children.  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.  Next hearing(s): Calendar Call 01/17/2023 at 9:30 a.m., Adjudicatory Trial on 01/27/2023 at 9:30 a.m., and Review Hearing on 03/07/2023 at 2:15 p.m., in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-015808


17-year old girl came into DFS due to sexual abuse allegations.  Minor described being sexually assaulted by her cousin in the family home.  The mother does not believe the assault took place and will not allow the cousin to leave the home.  An in-home plan is not considered at this time because the assailant continues living at the home.  At this time, this minor is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place. Next hearing(s): Disposition Hearing on 12/07/2022 at 1:30 p.m., in Courtroom 11.

Case Number: 2022-016734


4 year old girl came into DFS custody due to neglect and harm.  Minor has been present during domestic violence incidents between mother and her boyfriend.  The mother lacks capacity to protect minor and provide a safe environment.  Mother suffers from Bipolar, ADHD and other mental health conditions, which are untreated, lacking her ability to care for minor.  At this time, minor 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 to protect her from any harm. Next hearing(s): Plea Hearing on 11/30/2022 at 9:30 a.m., in Courtroom 8.

Case Number: 2022-015302


Group of siblings ages 8, 6, 3 and 1 year old came into DFS care after allegations of physical injury neglect and physical risk against the minor children.  The parents were involved in a physical altercation in the presence of the children.  The father sustained injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment and the mother was later arrested.  The parents have an extensive history of domestic violence.  Minor children are placed with relatives.  At this time, these group of siblings 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): Disposition Hearing on 12/14/2022 at 11:00 a.m., and Adjudicatory Trial on 01/26/2023 at 11:00 a.m. in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-014481


The family came to the attention of DFS due to allegations of physical risk neglect by mother to newborn baby boy.  Newborn is identified as being affected by parental substance use and having withdrawal symptoms resulting from prenatal exposure.  Mother used heroin during the duration of the pregnancy and also admitted to taking administered drugs.  The mother and the father were living together during the pregnancy, and it is also known that he was using drugs.  This infant 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 03/07/2023 at 3:00 p.m., in Courtroom 18.

Case Number: 2022-016312


Newborn baby boy was removed by DFS due to allegations of abuse and neglect.  At time of removal, both parents were found to be under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol, compromising their ability to care for minor. The parents have a history of substance abuse and extended history with DFS.  This baby 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): Plea Hearing 12/7/2022 at 10:00 am in Courtroom 13.

Case Number: 2022-014568


9 year old boy came into DFS custody due to abandonment.  The father disclosed the mother suffers from mental health conditions that she is treating but not in a position to care for minor.  DFS has been unable to ascertain whether mother poses any risk to the safety and welfare of the child due to limited contact.  The father is pending a jury trial for physically abusing minor on November 2020.   Father grabbed minor in a choke hold, dropped him on the ground and then punched him in the head multiple times for being around children whom father did not approve.  If convicted, minor cannot be released to father unless the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that no physical or psychological harm to the child will result from the release.  At this time, minor 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 03/07/2023 at 3:00 p.m., in Courtroom 10.

Case Number: 2022-015221


3-month old baby girl came into DFS custody due to concerns of physical risk by the mother.  The mother is a 17-year old, former CAP client.  There are concerns of Mental Health issues and been a victim of sex trafficking. Law enforcement has been involved in multiple domestic violence incidents between the mother and the father.  Mother lacks the capacity to protect minor from being exposed to domestic violence.  At this time, this baby is in need of an attorney to represent her wishes and legal rights as to permanency, placement, visitation, and to ensure appropriate services are in place.  Next Hearing(s): Review Hearing on 03/07/2023 at 2:00 p.m., in Courtroom 10.