Parents, legal guardians and custodians of the child have many rights in a Child Requiring Assistance Case. Here are some of the most important rights. 

  • You have the right to attend all court hearings. 
  • You have the right to be represented by an attorney at any hearing in which the judge considers removing your child from your custody and your home. If you cannot afford to hire an attorney, the court will appoint an attorney for you. 
  • You have the right to a language interpreter and/or a sign language interpreter if you do not speak or understand English. 
  • You have the right to have another court review the decisions a Juvenile Court judge makes on your case.