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- California Department of Child Support Services
The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC), Center for Families, Children & the Courts (CFCC) is dedicated to improving the quality of justice and services to meet the diverse needs of children, youth, parents, families, and other users of the California courts. To that end, the division supports programs in collaborative justice, domestic violence, language access, mentally ill court users, representation, services to self-represented litigants, tribal projects, veterans’ courts, and other programs that improve practice in family and juvenile, as well as other case types.
Proposed Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Funding Methodology
The Judicial Council’s Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee recommends revising the allocation methodology for the limited CASA funding available. The Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee is seeking comments and or recommendation to propose this funding methodology to the Judicial Council. Please review the Invitation to Comment memo and use the comment form to submit feedback no later than Monday, July 8, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.
CFCC Celebrates Reunification Month with Release of New Publication
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 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
Orientation to Family Court Mediation and Child Custody Recommending Counseling
This new video describes the mediation and child custody recommending counseling court process, provides helpful information about parenting plans, and offers tips on how parents can reduce conflict and help their children adjust to the changes happening in their family. Mediation and child custody recommending counseling is a process in which a neutral, specially trained professional will listen to the parents concerns and help them develop a parenting plan that meets the needs of their family in the event of a divorce or when two parents choose to live apart. To learn more, view the video.