Abuse, Neglect, Dependency, and Termination of Parental Rights Proceedings in North Carolina
North Carolina Juvenile Court: Child Protection Hearings; A Handbook for Parents
This manual presents and explains the laws, procedures, concepts, and people related to abuse, neglect, dependency, and termination of parental rights proceedings in North Carolina. It is designed to be useful as both a reference manual and a training tool, with an intended primary audience of district court judges, social services attorneys, parents' attorneys, and guardian ad litem attorney advocates. Please refer to the section entitled How to Use This Manual
for more details.
This handbook is written for people who are not familiar with the court process. It explains the court process and people involved in abuse, neglect, and dependency cases. If you are a Parent Attorney, Clerk/Assistant Clerk of Superior Court, Guardian ad Litem Staff, Guardian ad Litem Attorney or other court official you can order multiple copies of this handbook by mailing in an order form
. You can view or print single copies in Spanish or English by using the link above.
Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Abuse and Neglect Cases
Permanency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Abuse and Neglect Cases
Best Practices and core outcomes for abuse, neglect, and dependency cases are documented in these groundbreaking documents written by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ).