In a Letter of Findings made public Monday, the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights ordered the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families to immediately withdraw a petition to terminate a developmentally delayed mother’s parental rights, and to provide appropriate reunification services accommodating the mother’s disability. The Letter of Findings can be found at http://www.ada.gov/ma_docf_lof.pdf. It is a must read for any attorney representing parents with a disability. Continue reading
The current lists of individuals eligible for appointment as guardians ad litem in all categories and in all divisions of the Juvenile Court will be null and void on July 6, 2015. Anyone seeking to be qualified to be a guardian ad litem, in any category, for the Juvenile Court and included on the lists effective July 6, 2015, must re-apply. Additional information and application can be found here.
The Department of Children and Families has issued a new policy effective September 2, 2014 governing education for children involved with the Department.Continue reading