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IPP Practice Advisories

New Legislation about Children and Youth Living in Institutional Settings

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys representing children and youth who are living in juvenile detention, a Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) facility, or some other institutional setting; attorneys representing children a...

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New Legislation on Higher Education Access for Dependent Children & Youth

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in a Chapter 13.34 RCW proceeding. During the 2021 session, the Washington State Legislature passed bills about access to postsecondary education for homeless and foster ...

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Pregnant and Postpartum Parent Protections and Supports

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in a Chapter 13.34 RCW proceedings. The Legislature enacted protections for pregnant and postpartum people and expanded access to healthcare for pregnant and postpartum p...

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Changes to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdictional Enforcement Act

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in juvenile court matters where their clients, whether a child or a parent, may be subject to a child custody determination made in a foreign country and may be subject t...

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Counsel for Children & Youth in Chapter 13.34 RCW Proceedings

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in a Chapter 13.34 RCW proceeding. It generally outlines changes to the statutes governing the right to counsel for children and youth in dependency court.

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Birth Parent Supports & Other Services

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in a Chapter 13.34 RCW proceeding. The Legislature allotted specific funding for this bill.

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Bills Related to Reentry

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in Washington State who represent people with criminal convictions who have previously experienced barriers to economic opportunity, familial supports, reentry services, ...

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Relatives, Suitable Adults, & Child-Specific Foster Licenses

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in a Chapter 13.34 RCW proceeding. The Department of Children, Youth, & Families (DCYF) is now authorized to issue child-specific foster licenses.

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Dependent Youth with Developmental Disability Exiting DCYF Care

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in a Chapter 13.34 RCW proceedings. DCYF is already federally and state mandated to plan and coordinate services for dependent children and youth “aging out” of the d...

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Strengthening Parent-Child Visitation in Dependency Court Proceedings

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in a Chapter 13.34 RCW proceeding. DCYF is already mandated to provide visitation and access to visitation services to parents and children who are court ordered to resid...

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