Right to counsel

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Legislation, Truancy - Petition Against Child

Pursuant to D.C. Code 16-2301(8)(A)(ii), habitual truancy is treated as a neglect matter.  And D.C. Code § 16-2304(b)(5) specifies that children are entitled to the appointment, regardless of indigence, of a guardian ad litem who is an attorney.

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no