Approximately 88,000 children are in foster care at any given time in California. Courts play an important role in the life of a child in foster care. No child enters or leaves care without a judge’s decision. When a child comes before juvenile court, the many responsibilities of caring for and assisting the child become shared by the family, the court, court participants, and the child’s home placement and service providers. It is therefore critical that the court and others who share this responsibility have vital information concerning the child’s mental, physical, and emotional health and education and development.
Author(s): Center for Families, Children & the Courts, Administrative Office of the Courts, Judicial Council of California
Publication Date: 2007
Topic(s): Court Engagement in Education
Resource Type: Factsheet / Guide
Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals
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