Dependency and Neglect

The second major area of Juvenile law is the area where the Department of Children Services or DCS is usually involved. This area is more geared towards the parent of the Juvenile than the Juvenile themselves. When a parent abandons, neglects, commits child abuse, has an unsafe environment (such as a house where illegal drugs are used) or fails to financially or physically provide support toward their child, DCS is usually called and removes the child from the unsafe or unstable environment and files a Petition for Dependency and Neglect against the parents. There are many steps to take for a parent to take to get their children back so it is important that they obtain a well experienced attorney to represent them in the Dependency and Neglect proceeding.

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