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News and Updates
Are you a foster parent or relative caregiver for a Los Angeles County foster child? Did you know you have the right to “attend” children’s court hearings remotely, by phone or Webex?
Caregivers of foster children are entitled to receive advance written notice of children’s court hearings, and notices must contain clear instructions for how you can attend the hearing remotely, via Webex or phone, during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new requirement,
Presiding Judge of L.A. Juvenile Court orders children’s courts to remained closed until June 22, due to Covid-19
Presiding Judge Kevin Brazile has extended present operational limitations until a new reopening date of June 22, 2020. This decision was made to protect the safety of litigants, attorneys, justice partners, staff and the bench. Read the complete orders here.
The State of California Dept. of Social Services, which regulates county child welfare agency practices affecting foster and fost-adopt families, has issued new guidelines for how social workers will be handling child welfare checks, court-ordered sibling and parent visits, medication
About Deborah Dentler
Ms. Dentler holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history, and a law degree from UCLA. She specializes in juvenile dependency cases in California’s appellate courts (where she typically represents biological parents and foster children).
An adoptive parent herself, she is often consulted by foster parents seeking information about court procedures. She has substantial experience in legislative drafting, legislative advocacy, organizational consulting and grant writing. She is a frequent presenter and guest lecturer on the subject of foster parent rights and juvenile court laws and procedures.