Reasonable Efforts

If you are a parent who is DHS/Court involved, DHS is required to make reasonable efforts towards reunification. This typically involves offering an array of “services.” Some of these “offerings” are more like requirements: therapy, substance abuse treatments, etc. They…

Best Practices

I’ve been in court a few times in the last couple of weeks, and wanted to share some more “best practices” for parents. When the Assistant County Attorney (“ACA”) is speaking, listen. Not talking while others are is, of course,…