November 9, 2018

If you have a child dependency case and the court determines that your child is not safe to be under your supervision, the court will take the child out of your care. In these instances, the child will be placed either in the custody of a relative or in foster case. However, this does not mean you will lose custody of your child forever. You may be able to regain custody of your child by following a reunification plan.

A reunification plan, or “case plan,” is a court-approved plan that outlines the steps you are taking to regain custody of your child. It could include visitation with your child as well as drug or anger management classes.

Below is a sample reunification plan that our skilled child dependency attorneys have created to help our clients have their child returned to them through the child dependency court:

Child Welfare Services Initial Case Plan – [Court]

Case Plan Participants

Parents/ Guardian

Name                          DOB               Relationship               To

John Smith              08/12/1984           Father                    John Smith, Jr.

Jane Smith                11/19/1986           Mother                   John Smith, Jr.

Child

Name                          DOB               Age        Sex              Court Number

John Smith, Jr.             03/14/2006        12            M                000000000000

Case Plan Goal

Name              Case Plan Goal          Projected Completion Date

John Smith, Jr.   Remain Home                   01/01/2019

Case Service Objectives and Client Responsibilities

John Smith (Father)

1) You will keep the assigned social worker informed of pertinent changes, including but not limited to, changes in address, phone number, monthly income, legal source of income, household composition and arrests within 48 hours of said changes.

2) You will keep all appointments with social worker

3) You will sign any and all necessary releases of information for any requested record or agency, including signing all medical consents so Social Services Agency and the Court may be apprised of progress in meeting the goals of the plan

4) Show that you will not permit others to abuse, neglect or abandon your child

5) Do not break the law. Avoid arrests and convictions

Activity

1) Counseling/ Mental General Counseling

In this section, you will work with your child dependency lawyer to create a description of the counseling or services that you plan to attend, such as individual, conjoint, family or group classes with a selected therapist.

2) Education Services Parenting Education Program

This section will include a description of the classes or court-approved courses that are recommended for you to complete.

Jane Smith (Mother)

1) You will keep the assigned social worker informed of pertinent changes, including but not limited to, changes in address, phone number, monthly income, legal source of income, household composition and arrests within 48 hours of said changes.

2) You will keep all appointments with social worker

3) You will sign any and all necessary releases of information for any requested record or agency, including signing all medical consents so Social Services Agency and the Court may be apprised of progress in meeting the goals of the plan

4) Show that you will not permit others to abuse, neglect or abandon your child

5) Do not break the law. Avoid arrests and convictions

Activity

1) Counseling/ Mental General Counseling

This section will include a list and description of the counseling or services you plan to complete.

2) Education Services Parenting Education Program

This section will be a list and description of the classes and/or court-approved courses you plan to complete.

Visitation Schedule

John Smith, Jr., John Smith

Method                                                                       Times  Frequency     Date

In person (visitation must be supervised)            2         weekly             01/01/18

Description

This section will provide a description of the rules and regulations of visitation between the father and the child.

John Smith, Jr., Jane Smith

Method                                                                       Times  Frequency     Date

In person (visitation must be supervised)            2         weekly             01/01/18

Description

This section will provide a description of the rules and regulations of visitation between the mother and the child.

Contact Information

Here will be contact information for the mother and child.

Contact Our Skilled Child Dependency Attorneys Today

child dependency lawyersIf you or someone you know has a child dependency case, you should contact our skilled and knowledgeable child dependency lawyers at Wallin & Klarich immediately. Our attorneys have more than 35 years of experience successfully helping parents in child dependency court. Let us help you now.

We have offices in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, Los Angeles and San Diego so that we can provide you with excellent legal service no matter where you work or live.

Call our child dependency lawyers today at (877) 466-5245 for a free phone consultation. We will be there when you call.

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