In re Dependency of E.H. and S.K.P. – Washington Supreme Court
Court: Washington Supreme Court
Case No.: 94798-8 and 94798-1
Hearing Date: March 20, 2018
The Supreme Court of Washington granted motions for discretionary review in In Re Dependency of EH (Division One) and In Re Dependency of SKP (Division Two) and consolidated the cases to decide dependent children should categorically receive counsel at public expense at every stage of dependency proceedings.
WDA-IPP amicus outlines how categorical appointment of legal counsel for all children better protects their due process rights in Washington’s dependency system since certain legal and wellbeing outcomes for children differ substantially by race of the child and how incarcerated parents are disadvantaged in particular from advocating for their children’s legal interests during the course of the dependency proceedings.
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