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Abuse, Neglect, Dependency, and Termination of Parental Rights

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About the course

This course is offered through the North Carolina Judicial College and is one of the four courses required for juvenile court certification by the AOC. This course is intended for District Court Judges who are relatively new to juvenile court, but could also serve as a refresher for judges with substantial experience in juvenile court. The topics that will be covered include Subchapter I of the Juvenile Code. It addresses the stages of an abuse, neglect, or dependency action, starting with the filing of a petition and ending with termination of the court's jurisdiction once a permanent plan has been achieved for the child.

Who should attend

  • Public Officials - Courts and Judicial Administration Roles
  • District Court Judges
  • Chief Judges
  • Judges

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Sara DePasquale

Sara DePasquale joined the School of Government in 2013. She specializes in child welfare law in North Carolina and teaches and consults with judges, social services attorneys, parent attorneys, and other law professionals. Her publications include Fathers and Paternity: Applying the Law in North...


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