DCF: 46-3

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Chapter 46-3:  Superior Court For Juvenile Matters

Topic

Number

Introduction

46-3-2

Authority of the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters

46-3-3

The Role of the Superior Court for Juvenile Matters and DCF

46-3-4

Mediation and Family Case Conferencing

46-3-4.1

Staff Roles and Responsibilities for Court Activities 

46-3-5

  • Preparing for Court
  • Time Frames and Court Findings From Start of Case Through Order of Termination
  • Time Frames and Court Findings After Termination of Parental Rights
Glossary of Terms 

46-3-6

Petitioning the Court

46-3-7

Preparing, Approving, Filing, and Tracking Petitions

46-3-8

Types of Petitions and Motions

46-3-9

Neglect Petitions

46-3-10

  • Request for Non Disclosure of Location Information

Attachment

Paternity

46-3-11

Reasonable Efforts Before Filing a Petition

46-3-12

Affidavit Seeking Out-of -Home Placement of Child

46-3-13

Summary of Facts

46-3-14

  • Format for Summary of Facts

Attachment

Social Study

46-3-15

  • Format for Social Study

Attachment

Custody Affidavit

46-3-16

Motion for Order of Notice, Certified Mail

46-3-17

Diligent Search Affidavit for Parent’s Identity and Location

46-3-18

  • Military Affidavit

46-3-18.1

Order of Temporary Custody with Neglect Petition
Social Worker Affidavit for Order of Temporary Custody
  • Social Worker Affidavit Format
Order of Temporary Custody With Previous Petition

Case Management Conference - OTC and Order to Appear

46-3-19-4

Protective Supervision

46-3-20

  • Petition for Termination of Parental Rights
  • (Termination of Parental Rights – Reasonable Efforts to Reunify
  • Poor Reasons to Delay Filing for TPR
  • Risks in Delaying the Filing for TPR
  • TPR:  Developing Strong Termination Cases
  • Filing Coterminous Petitions

Termination of Parental Rights – Summary of Facts

  • Format for the Summary of Facts for TPR
  • Termination of Parental Rights – Social Study
  • Format for the Social Study for TPR

Attachment

Case Management Conference – TPR
Parental Consent to Termination of Parental
Rights TPR and Permanency Hearings

46-3-21.10

Motion for Review of Permanency Plan

46-3-22

Study in Support of Permanency Plan and to Maintain/Revoke Commitment - Transfer of Guardianship
  • Format For Study in Support of Permanency Plan and to Maintain/Revoke Commitment - Transfer of Guardianship
Motion to Revoke Commitment and Motion to Transfer Guardianship

46-3-24

Motion to Transfer Permanent Guardianship
Mandated Reports to the Court for child for Whom DCF is the Statutory Parent

46-3-25

  • Format For The Study For Child For Whom DCF is The Statutory Parent

Attachment

Other Motions

46-3-26

Status Reports

46-3-27

Amending Petitions

46-3-28

Required Documentation for Court Proceedings

46-3-29

Service of Process
  • Introduction 
  • General Procedures
  • For Neglect Petitions Without an OTC
  • For a Neglect Petition with an OTC or an Order to Appear
  • For an OTC or an Order to Appear When a Neglect Petition Was Previously Filed
  • For a Termination of Parental Rights Petition
  • For Coterminous Petitions with Order of Temporary Custody
  • Publication in Newspaper
  • Certified Mail
  • Return of Service
Families With Service Needs (FWSN)

46-3-31

Youth in Crisis (YIC)

46-3-32

Appendix of Court Related Forms

46-3-33

Effective Date: January 7, 2013(Revised)





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