Legislation: child counsel in CHIPS cases

02/23/2017, Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children

SB 1386 would clarify that children 10 and over have a right to counsel in child welfare cases and continue representation through permanency.  The bill was recently covered by the Pope County Tribune.


Introduced and referred to Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy Committees on 2/23/17.


Nccrc_involvement_icon The NCCRC assisted with the drafting of this bill.