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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 …

Quality of Life and Family Law in New York & California

Quality of Life and Family Law in New York & California

California also has more advantages for families and children in court. It was the first state to establish no-fault divorce in 1970 while New York was dead last in 2010.

limited scope court appearances

Help is Coming with Limited Scope Court Appearances

Since the limited scope court rules were first being debated in 2003, I have been advocating for a simplified notice of completion of limited scope representation. To date, I have been unsuccessful in California, but successful in many other states

Legal Incubator Contra Costa County

An Update from the Front-Lines of Contra Costa County’s Legal Incubator Program

The Lawyers for Family Justice legal incubator program at the Family Justice Center houses six incubator attorneys serving moderate and low-income clients in Contra Costa County

Convergence

Convergence

In prior accounts, Judge Carlton encountered Three Strikes, recidivism, contentious civil trials, the death penalty, and legal ethics. Now he confronts a juvenile law case without any winners in another attempt to educate about the …

Unpleasant Surprises?  The Limits of Public Comment on Proposed Ballot Initiatives

Unpleasant Surprises? The Limits of Public Comment on Proposed Ballot Initiatives

It had been unclear exactly how much an initiative could change after public comment. After the California Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Superior Court [2] the answer is: quite a bit.