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This section includes resources and program information in the areas of Family and Juvenile law.  It also includes conference materials and a comprehensive list of publications produced by the Center for Families, Children and the Courts (CFCC).


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September is School Attendance Awareness Month in California. The legislative resolution declares September as School Attendance Awareness Month. Learn more about effective tools to combat chronic absenteeism and truancy.

The Effects of Complex Trauma on Youth: Implications for School Discipline and Court-Involved Youth. This briefing provides an overview of the impact of trauma exposure on children’s development and the implications for both juvenile court and educational settings. Learn more About Truancy & School Discipline.

The Juvenile Dependency Court and You – A Guide for Parents
This guide describes the dependency court process in California. It also includes the story of one parent who went through the dependency system and her advice to you on how to get your children back home. Printable versions in black and white and color are available. The Guide to Dependency Court has more information on what happens to juvenile custody orders when your case is over. More resources can be found on the Juvenile Dependency page.

Family Law


Juvenile Law


Contact Info

Center for Families, Children & the Courts
Operations & Programs Division
Judicial Council of California
455 Golden Gate Avenue, 6th Floor
San Francisco, California
94102-3688

Ph:
415-865-7739
Fax: 415-865-7217
E-mail: cfcc@jud.ca.gov
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