Arizona: Judge Issues Contempt Order Against DCS

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(Maricopa County, Arizona, July 2016) In an astounding move, Juvenile Court Judge Karen O’Connor is holding the Department of Child Safety (DCS) in contempt for ignoring three orders in a child’s case. 

In an order dated June 6, O’Connor directed DCS to implement a program to better train case managers in how to refer a case to disability services; and to put in place procedures to ensure that families receive the needed services.

If DCS does not have the training program in place by November 1st, a fine of up to $9,000 may be issued — the fine is adjusted to reflect the 3 month period where services to the child were delayed.

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Judge holds Arizona Department of Child Safety in contempt



About Emily Court

It takes "Just Us" To Fight Injustice in Family Court. I blog to raise awareness about problems existing in the family court system, and use my own story as a personal example of how the systemic failures in family court, and the Guardian ad Litem Program, affect families, in an effort to encourage needed reform. Written by a survivor of domestic violence and homelessness working to create a better life for her children, in a stable home free of violence. In her efforts to rebuild her life, she has not only encountered harassment and intimidation from her alleged abuser but faced systematic failures in family court that have empowered her alleged abuser and put her children at risk. She is now fighting to keep her kids safe, and bring them home. Through writing and blogging, FCI is working to raise awareness about domestic violence, and the urgent need for family court reform. She is currently working on a memoir titled "'Til Prayers Are Answered".
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