A Child Requiring Assistance (CRA) court case is started by filing an Application for a Child Requiring Assistance pdf format of CRA Application (JV-086)
. A parent, legal guardian, or custodian with custody of the child
may file an application stating that the child is:

  • a Runaway who repeatedly runs away from the home of the parent, legal guardian, or custodian;
  • a Stubborn child who fails to obey the lawful and reasonable commands of the parent, legal guardian, or custodian which interferes with his or her ability to care for the child;

A person who represents the school district where your child attends can file an application pdf format of CRA School District Application (JV-088)
stating that your child is a:

  • Habitual Truant who fails to attend school for more than 8 days in a quarter without a proper excuse;
  • Habitual School Offender who fails to obey the lawful and reasonable commands of the school;