Understanding Child Welfare and the Courts

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Understanding Child Welfare and the Courts

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2022

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Families involved with the child welfare system often engage with the judicial system. This factsheet provides general information about the legal process and informs families of their rights and responsibilities. It includes information about the different stages of court proceedings, how parents and family members can prepare for court hearings, and who and what to expect in the courtroom and throughout the various court processes. 

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2022). Understanding Child Welfare and the Courts. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau. 

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