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News and Updates
Deborah Dentler was one of the first to call on the CA legislature act to protect teens, including foster and adopted youth, who want to get vaccinated (especially where required to attend school or get a job.) If you know
The California Family Urgent Response System is a free hotline for current or former foster youth and their caregivers to request help. The hotline is open 24 hours per day. When you call the FURS hotline, you will be connected with a
Los Angeles County DCFS, pursuant to a negotiated agreement with our office, has just announced the creation of a “dedicated email address” for use by caregivers of L.A. County’s foster children when encountering difficulties locating the child’s social security number. Trouble getting the
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.