What Parents Can Expect
By participating in this innovative court program, parents can expect:
- To meet more frequently
- Court hearings on a smaller docket with the same judge every 60 days
- A collaborative team approach in family team meetings between court hearings
- To discuss services needed for children to support attachment and healthy development
- To be encouraged to share parenting with caregivers to support children
- A community coordinator available as additional support
Who Is Involved?
- Assistant Attorney General
- Social Worker – dedicated workers in each office
- Guardian Ad Litem (GAL)/Child Advocate (CA)
- Parent Attorneys
- Caregivers (foster or relatives)
- Community Coordinator (neutral party, there to support the team that supports the child and family)
- Parent Ally (someone who has gone through the system before)
- Providers/supports – Providers who are involved may be invited to meetings and parents are encouraged to bring anyone who is supporting them
Amara occasionally texts clients to best coordinate our services. By agreeing to receive services from Amara, you agree to receive individualized communications from us via text. Clients can always opt out of receiving texts by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Can I Sign Up?
Talk with your attorney about joining. For more information about the program, contact:
Pierce County Juvenile Court Program
Additional information can be found on our partner website – Pierce County Juvenile Court. Learn more about the Pierce County program.
Zero to Three
This program is a national Zero to Three site that utilizes their Safe Babies Court Team™ approach. Learn more about Zero to Three.