Attacking Reasonable Efforts – Assessment and Disposition

Every DHS case begins with notification to the agency by an individual that is concerned about the safety of a child.  If the case is not closed at screening, then the assessment process begins.  The assessment is started before any party steps into court, so it is important to determine if the agency has made […]

Attacking Reasonable Efforts – Visitation

As an attorney for either a parent or child it is important to evaluate a case to determine if DHS is making reasonable efforts to reunify the family. The importance of a no reasonable efforts finding has huge, positive, consequences for our clients.  First, it impacts the Title IV-E reimbursement funding for foster care which leads […]

Useful Tools for Juvenile Practice

I am leaving my firm on January 10, 2012 to start my own practice. As I have been preparing to train my replacement, I have had an opportunity to reflect on how I started in this area and think about the things I wished I had when I was first hired in March 2009. In […]

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