Case Support

Practice Tools for Visits, Services, & Child Caregiving Arrangements

Parent-Child Visits-WA State DOC

Photographs of DOC contact visiting rooms-pptx

Washington State Visiting Policies for Minors

Parent-Child Visits-WA State Jails

Washington State Visiting Policies for Minors


Resources for Parent-Child Video Chats

Top 5 Tips for video chat with young children (external link)

Tips for Video Chatting with Young Children (external link)

Resources for Representing Parents in Dependency Court Cases

ABA Center for Children and the Law

Resources for Parents’ Attorneys webpage (external link)

Impact of Visiting –fact sheet (external link)



About Services


DCYF-CA Resources

DCYF Statewide Contractor List (external form link)  ** UPDATED 2023**

Statewide List of DCYF Contract Providers Willing to Go Into Jails or Prisons  (pdf)

DCYF Evidence Based Practices List (description of services) (external link)

Defending Against Use of Psychological Evaluation in Child Welfare Cases (multiple resources)


OPD Resources 

WA State OPD Expert & litigation Costs Policy & Procedure (external link)


DCYF-JR resources

List of Parenting Support & Training at DCYF-Juvenile Rehabilitation (docx)


To get a provider paid in a particular case or added to the DCYF contractors list:

DCYF Contractors page (external link)

DCYF Sole Source Contracts (public notice page) (external link)


Making Child Caregiving Arrangements When A Parent Becomes or Is Incarcerated

*NEW* Power of Attorney for Child Caregiving

General Information

Using Power of Attorney for Child Caregiving

A Guide to Making Care Arrangements for Minor Children-docx


Power of Attorney (POA) for Parents (Northwest Justice Project link)


*NEW* Minor Guardianship Law Resources

General Information

Non-Parental Custody is Changing to Minor Guardianship  (external link)

If You are a Parent in Minor Guardianship, You can Ask for a Lawyer  (external link)


New Minor Guardianship Law effective January 1, 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (Administrative Office of the Courts) (external link)


File a Minor Guardianship  (external link)

Responding to Minor Guardianship  (external link)

Minor Guardianship of Native American children  (external link)