- Adoption LawSite
- Child Welfare League of America
- Children Now
- Children's Law Center of California
- National CASA
- National Center for Youth Law
- National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues
Dependency Flow Chart
This flow chart outlines how a dependency case moves through the court system.
The Dependency Quick Guide: A Dogbook for Attorneys Representing Children and Parents (Second Edition)
A practice guide, legal primer and process resource for dependency attorneys. Includes descriptions of each hearing type, fact sheets on key dependency concepts such as education law, ICWA and parentage, and summaries of seminal cases. Also included are checklists, black letter discussion, and tips to assist attorneys in their practice.
Together Again: A Day of Celebration is a resource for local juvenile courts to use when recognizing the efforts of parents who the court determines may safely reunify with their children. This book, written from a child’s perspective, seeks to describe the challenges that face children and families going through the dependency process, and celebrate the important accomplishments of parents and the professionals that support them in their efforts toward reunification. The book also includes a “Certificate of Reunification” to commemorate the date of reunification. Printable versions are available below.
Together Again: A Day of Celebration (for color printing)
Together Again: A Day of Celebration (for b/w printing)
Certificate of Reunification
Juvenile Dependency Court Orientation Video
This 13 minute video explains the dependency court process to parents who have had children removed from their care. It describes detention, jurisdiction, disposition, and review hearings.
Juvenile Dependency: The Video Game
Designed to provide attorneys with a virtual idea of what it is like to function as an attorney who represents parents and children in juvenile dependency cases. This day-in-the-life experience takes the user through three levels: the Interview room, the Courtroom and the Office. At each level, the attorney is met with challenges typically faced by attorneys each day. Depending upon a player's answers and choices, the player can earn points, be promoted or burn out and quit. Playing the entire game will earn an attorney two (2) hours of MCLE credit. To receive a copy of the video game, email email@example.com or call (415) 865-4564.