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Transition from Foster Care

About Family Court - Need to Know Series

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Youth in Progress (YIP)

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Youth living in foster care have their cases heard in Family Court, a court which deals with issues of families, children, and youth. You, like many others, may have questions about Family Court, what to expect there, how to present yourself effectively and what the terms used there mean. This pamphlet was designed to help you understand Family Court. After you’ve read this pamphlet, you can talk to your caseworker or attorney regarding any questions you may have.

 

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Criminal Activity/Delinquency/Juvenile JusticeFoster CareKinship CareLegal Rights/Protective ServicesTransition from Foster CareTransitioning from Juvenile Justice

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