Implementation Guide to Juvenile Dependency Court Performance Measures
This page includes a sampling of dependency publications and media produced by CFCC staff; and links to useful websites for practitioners and persons interested in juvenile dependency. A complete listing of resources can be found on our juvenile dependency publications page
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.
This guide provides the information necessary to implement California juvenile dependency court performance measures contained in California Rules of Court, rule 5.505. The guide describes the source, rationale, requisite data elements, and methods for producing each performance measure.Research Update: Juvenile Dependency Mediation in California: An Overview
This research update provides a detailed summary of the results obtained from the 2011 Juvenile Dependency Mediation (JDM) Survey. The JDM Survey was designed, in part, as a follow-up to a dependency mediation survey that was conducted in 2002 by the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Online and Other Media
California Courts Online Self-Help Center
For detailed information on the juvenile dependency court process, forms, and information for parents, visit the Self-Help Guide to Dependency Court
. California Dependency Online Guide (CalDOG)
The California Dependency Online Guide is a website that provides dependency-related case law, legal materials, articles and other resources to California attorneys, judicial officers, social workers, tribal representatives, Court Appointed Special Advocates, and other child welfare professionals. The website provides access to high-quality, up-to-date information for professionals working in California’s dependency system, regardless of the size of the county, the employer, or the availability of legal and other resources in the local area. It also ensures that attorneys practicing anywhere in the state are able to complete the statutory training required to be eligible to accept appointment as counsel for parents or children. For more information, view the CalDOG postcard.
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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.