300 Dependency Youth
Dependency Youth are youth who have been abused, neglected, and/or abandoned pursuant to Section 300 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.
Youth and family may be involved with Children and Family Services for the following reasons:
- The Dependency process begins:
- When someone reports suspected child abuse or neglect
- When a youth is left without support as a result of parents incarceration or institutionalization
- When a parent is unwilling to provide care
300 Dependency Process:
- An Investigation is completed by the Family and Children Services Department
- A referral could be made to the Dependency Court and your child may need to appear in Dependency Court
- A youth is a dependent under 300 W&I (a youth involved with Children and Family Services) and a Ward of the Court under 602 W&I (a youth who has committed a crime).
- The goal of dual jurisdiction is to provide services that are in the best interest of the youth and to ensure the protection and safety of the youth/community.
- Family and Children Services or Probation will take the lead on the youth’s case.
Crisis Resolution Center
- Provides services to pre-delinquent youth and their families through a collaborative and integrated multi-disciplinary approach
- The intent is to provide services to youth who are runaways, truants, beyond parental control, and youth who are at risk for committing law violations
- The Crisis Resolution Center provides short term shelter care, crisis intervention counseling, and follow up outreach services
- Contact the CRC
Crisis Resolution Center Services
- Family reunification
- Functional Family Therapy
- Runaway shelter
- Community service referrals
- Diversion/prevention services