Mission: The specific purpose of this organization is to provide legal representation in juvenile dependency court proceedings and to carry on such other activities associated with this goal as allowed by law.
Programs: Dependency legal services contracts with the california judicial council as well as local courts to provide court appointed council and legal representaion at no charge to indigent parents and children in proceedings before the juvenile dependency courts in california. These cases involve children with allegations or findings of abuse and/or neglect. While these are confidential proceedings, information on specific case numbers is available upon request. Dependency legal services represents clients in all phases of juvenile dependency proceedings. No fees are sought or recovered through the litigation of these cases.