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News and Updates
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
Those wondering about the CA Supreme Court argument I did in a foster care/adoption case March 2nd can now view the case on Supreme Court’s public video link. Look for the case called “Caden C.” Click here and you can
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,
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.