Children And Youth Services Review Published Part I: A Study Of Maltreated Children And Their Families In Juvenile Court
Published in collaboration with researchers at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
Canan Karatekin, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
Richard Gehrman, Safe Passage for Children, St. Paul, Minnesota
Jamie Lawler, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
There is little empirical research on the families referred to court (juvenile, family or dependency court) for child maltreatment. To fill some of the gaps in this area, we reviewed publicly available court records of 88 cases referred to juvenile court for maltreatment in Hennepin County, MN between 2008 and 2012. In the current paper, we focused on the conduct of the court case, such as appointment of guardians ad litem, compliance with permanency deadlines, and the frequency and outcomes of protective supervision by the court. © 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd.