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What is Juvenile Dependency Court?
The Juvenile Dependency Court hears cases involving Children who have been or are in immediate danger of abuse, neglect, injury or abandonment. This court is concerned with making sure these children are safe and protected. The goals of the Juvenile Dependency court are to:
  • Preserve the family and provide for the physical and emotional well-being of children Identify problems that lead to the Removal of children from their homes
  • Place children in safe environments with Relatives or Foster Care families when children cannot be in their homes
  • Seek permanent homes through Adoption, Guardianship or long term foster care when children cannot be returned to their parents
  • Make sure that all Proceedings and records are confidential to protect the child’s privacy
Juvenile Dependency Basics
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