California laws and Rules of Court have expanded to promote foster parent and relative caregiver notice of hearings and the right to participate. Our legal trainings give caregivers a working knowledge of our Juvenile Court laws and share legal tools to facilitate participation in the juvenile dependency system.
Please contact our office if you are interested in scheduling a training in your county. Call 1.415.924.0587 or contact us here at Advokids.
- Juvenile Court Process
- For Foster Youth
- Information For Caregivers
- Information for Relatives
- Sibling Information
- De Facto Parent Information
- Prospective Adoptive Parent
- Request to Change Court Order
- Childhood Mental Health
- Placement and Permanency Planning
- The Sibling Bond
- Team Decision Making (TDM)
- Trauma Informed Practice
- Reporting and Information Sharing
- Requesting a Grievance Review Hearing
- Protection of the Child Through Juvenile Court
How to Access the Juvenile Court
The Flow of Information to the Juvenile Court: Who Can Weigh In?
- The County Social Worker report
- CASA report
- The Foster Family Agency Report, JV-290
- Relative Report, JV 285
- Caregiver Report, JV-290
Caregiver Report Forms, a Critical Connection: When, Why & How
- Sample juvenile court form JV-290
- Streamlined filing and serving
De Facto Parent Status: When, Why & How
- Sample juvenile court forms JV-295, JV- 296, JV-297
Request to Change Court Order (JV-180)
- Sample juvenile court form JV-180
- When is it appropriate?
- What information is necessary to support a request?
Prospective Adoptive Parent Status Designation Request Form (JV- 321)
- Who qualifies for Prospective Adoptive Parent?
- Departmental procedures & notice required BEFORE a change of placement
Improving Advocacy, Access, and Accountability
- Role of Child’s Attorney
- State and local county Rules of Court
For further information, or to schedule a training, please contact us.