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Highlights of the April 2016 Contra Costa Lawyer Juvenile Law edition include articles on private adoptions, dependent parent protections, transgender youth and more.
Society must take the time to learn what it means to treat transgender people as equals, legally and socially.
Two bills broaden the support and services provided to parents who are themselves dependents of the court.
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.
In January 2016, Judge Canepa will leave the Juvenile Division and Judge Susanne Fenstermacher will take over the Juvenile Hall assignment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can’t believe another year has passed and it is time to write a new report about Juvenile Court.
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 …
Breaking the cycle of domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse and addiction, sexual abuse and criminality is a difficult task. But when it is successful, it brings a sense of great satisfaction.
CASA currently serves close to 15 percent of the children and youth in foster care in Contra Costa County. You do not need to be a juvenile law attorney to be a CASA volunteer. In fact, volunteers come from all walks of life.
Meet the section chairs and find out how being a member can enhance your practice…
William (Bill) Green has been the CCP Director since 2015. The staff consists of Kathi Lane (12 years) and Debbie Garcia (eight years).
The Supervising Judges each provide perspectives on the operations of their respective division or courthouse.
In October 2015, the court added a bimonthly truancy court calendar for parents charged by the District Attorney’s Office for failing to ensure their child’s regular attendance in school.