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Juvenile Law Perspective

Juvenile Law Perspective

It is a virtual certainty that the county’s child protective services agency has determined to commence juvenile dependency court proceedings.

April 2016 - Juvenile Law Edition

April 2016 – Juvenile Law Edition

Highlights of the April 2016 Contra Costa Lawyer Juvenile Law edition include articles on private adoptions, dependent parent protections, transgender youth and more.

Transgender Youth and the Juvenile Court System: How Compassion and Education Can Change Lives

Transgender Youth and the Juvenile Court System: How Compassion and Education Can Change Lives

Society must take the time to learn what it means to treat transgender people as equals, legally and socially.

What You Need to Know About Expanded Dependent Parent Protections in Juvenile Proceedings

What You Need to Know About Expanded Dependent Parent Protections in Juvenile Proceedings

Two bills broaden the support and services provided to parents who are themselves dependents of the court.

Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency

Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency

Our court has put in place two programs that deal with truancy. In both juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency, there are some new procedures and law changes.

Juvenile Law Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

Juvenile Law Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

In January 2016, Judge Canepa will leave the Juvenile Division and Judge Susanne Fenstermacher will take over the Juvenile Hall assignment.

Privacy Protections in the Juvenile Court

Privacy Protections in the Juvenile Court

Any right that the general public may have to access confidential juvenile proceedings and records must take into account the need to protect the privacy rights of the child.

Juvenile Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Juvenile Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

The miracle of the spirit of those working here in our courts is that you seldom hear a complaint. The staff has been remarkable by getting things done and done well.

Juvenile Law Perspective - 2013 Year in Review

Juvenile Law Perspective – 2013 Year in Review

The budget impact has hit hard in every area from reimbursements for services, staffing cuts, shorter staffing hours and fewer attorneys concomitant with reduction in salaries, but not a lesser caseload.

Meet Your Local Judges, Family & Juvenile [Photos]

Meet Your Local Judges, Family & Juvenile [Photos]

On February 7, 2013, members got a change to meet Family and Juvenile Division judges on a one-to-one basis. Please see photos below.

Juvenile Division - 2012 in Review

Juvenile Division – 2012 in Review

There are some significant changes this year in our Juvenile Division. The budget issues that are plaguing California are certainly being felt in our courts. For 2013 the juvenile courts will consolidate and all move to the Martinez courthouse with of course the exception that the juvenile hall court will remain at juvenile hall for detained youth.

Truancy and the Juvenile Justice System

Truancy and the Juvenile Justice System

What is the jurisdiction of the juvenile court? Generally, the juvenile court has jurisdiction over all acts of delinquency. Delinquency is any behavior that is prohibited by the juvenile law of the state. Delinquency consists of two general categories. First, delinquency is any act committed by a juvenile that would be a crime if committed by an adult. Therefore, acts such as theft, burglary and robbery are acts of delinquency.

Giving Back - Lawyer Style: CCCBA Juvenile Section

Giving Back – Lawyer Style: CCCBA Juvenile Section

The members of the Contra Costa County Bar Juvenile law Section work with families with children who have been abused or neglected. Many of the children in these cases have to be removed from their homes while their parent(s) work on a plan to cure the problems which resulted in the removal of their children and led them into the court system.

2011 Year in Review: Juvenile Court

2011 Year in Review: Juvenile Court

I can’t believe another year has passed and it is time to write a new report about Juvenile Court.

Arnason Justice Center - New Juvenile And Family Law Calendars

Arnason Justice Center – New Juvenile And Family Law Calendars

With the opening of the new Arnason Justice on November 15, 2010, the communities in East County will enjoy a beautiful state-of-the-art facility which houses four Criminal Departments and the Traffic/UD/DV/CH/Small Claims Department, as well …

Inside: Guest Editor's Column, June 2016

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, June 2016

You will find a set of facts and then eight different perspectives from participants along the road of criminal justice. I hope that you enjoy the journey.

District Attorney's Perspective

District Attorney’s Perspective

When a crime is reported to law enforcement that involves children, a countywide protocol mandated by the Welfare and Institutions Code is immediately invoked.

Probation Perspective

Probation Perspective

Stefan’s court order reflects he is granted felony-supervised probation for the child abuse offense committed against his 5 year old son.

The Judge's Perspective

The Judge’s Perspective

The Judge will address the issue of whether Miles and Whitney should be detained from one or both parents…

In Court and in Trouble: Humanitarian Immigration Issues in Contra Costa County

In Court and in Trouble: Humanitarian Immigration Issues in Contra Costa County

Immigration courts are considered administrative, not criminal, so respondents—including children— do not have a constitutional right to pro bono counsel.