Where is Carol now?
“Carol” was lucky.When her children were removed from her home and placed in foster care because of behavioral issues, she was appointed a Parents Representation Program attorney. The attorney encouraged Carol to get help for her troubled son. He also suggested Carol work to improve her own life. While her children were in foster care, Carol completed parenting classes, along with group and individual therapy. Her son Jared was diagnosed with ADHD and hearing problems.
Today, Carol’s children are happily reunited with her–and Carol is studying to become a nurse.
Where is Susan now?
“Susan,” the mother of three children and three foster children, found out that her house was in foreclosure and her family might soon lose it altogether.
With help from the Northwest Justice Project, Susan discovered the bank hadn’t given her proper notice to avoid foreclosure. Her attorney negotiated a reduced payment and Susan was able to pay off the balance and keep her family home.
Where is Jackson now?
“Jackson” was 15 years old when police removed him from his home for allegedly assaulting his mother, brother and sister.
He was placed in custody, then in foster care. Due to a lack of resources for juveniles, Jackson languished in foster care while his parents fought an intense custody battle. The case was continued several times due to a lack of courtrooms. Two months before his 18th birthday, Jackson’s case finally came to trial. By then, he was estranged from his mother and siblings.
Additional resources for Jackson and his family could have expedited his trial, and may have kept a family intact.
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