Legal Services

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  • Children's Protective Services (1)
    PH-6500.1500

    Children's Protective Services

    PH-6500.1500

    Programs that investigate reports of child abuse, neglect or abandonment; document substantiated cases; provide for the temporary placement of children who, for their own protection, have been removed from the custody of the adults who are responsible for their care; work with families who are experiencing a problem with child abuse with the objective of facilitating continued family unification or reunification; and provide ongoing supportive services for children in permanent placement.
  • Diversion Programs (1)
    FF-0500.1800

    Diversion Programs

    FF-0500.1800

    Community-based programs that provide and/or coordinate the delivery of individual, group and family counseling, training, employment assistance and other prescribed social services for individuals who have been arrested for a minor offense and directed to participate in an educational or treatment program in lieu of prosecution for the offense. In most cases, the courts suspend prosecution for a prescribed period and dismiss charges altogether against those who successfully complete the program. Included are jail diversion programs which ensure that mentally ill offenders receive treatment and support services rather than spend time in jail.
  • Legal Counseling (1)
    FP-4000

    Legal Counseling

    FP-4000

    Programs that are staffed by lawyers who offer information and guidance regarding legal matters, proposed lines of conduct, claims or contentions including opinions on the party's rights, responsibilities and liabilities; and who offer suggestions for an appropriate course of action, but do not represent clients in court.
  • Protective/Restraining Orders (2)
    FT-3000.6900

    Protective/Restraining Orders

    FT-3000.6900

    Programs that provide assistance for people who need to obtain legal protection to prevent harassment, stalking or violence in situations involving domestic abuse, elder abuse, abduction or civil harassment. Included are emergency protective orders that police can obtain from the court to provide immediate protection to an abused family member for five to seven days until an application for a temporary restraining order can be made in court; longer-term temporary restraining orders issued in civil court that forbid contact with the protected person until the propriety of granting a permanent injunction can be evaluated; permanent or after-hearing restraining orders that make a short-term injunction granted in the temporary restraining order permanent (or specify the amount of time they will remain in effect); criminal temporary protective orders which apply in situations where an abusive individual has been arrested and faces trial; stalking/harassment orders (also known as civil harassment orders) which provide protection in non-domestic situations; and peace bonds which apply when a current or former partner, co-worker, casual acquaintance or stranger is threatening the person's safety, the safety of a family member or the person's property. Depending on the situation, a person may have more than one type of protective/restraining order. Procedures and timeframes for obtaining protective/restraining orders, the types of orders available and requirements for renewal vary by jurisdiction.
 
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