Dependency or Abuse/Neglect - Studies and Reports

  1. Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Representation in Child Neglect Cases: Are Parents Neglected? (1968).

  2. Mark Courtney, PhD and Jennifer Hook, PhD, Evaluating the Impact of Enhanced Parental Legal Representation on the Timing of Permanency Outcomes for Children in Foster Care, Partners for Our Children, 1 Discussion Papers 1 (Feb. 2011), available at

  3. First Star, A Child's Right to Counsel: A National Report Card on Legal Representation for Abused & Neglected Children, Fourth Edition (2019), available at

  4. Robert Kelly and Sarah Ramsey, Do Attorneys for Children on Protection Proceedings Make a Difference? A Study of the Impact of Representation Under Conditions of High Judicial Intervention, 21 Journal of Family Law 405 (1982), available at

  5. Alicia LeVezu, Defending Our Children: A Child's Access to Justice in Washington StateAccess to Counsel Project at the Children and Youth Advocacy Clinic, University of Washington School of Law (Aug. 2016), summary available at

    1. David Swindler, Washington's Foster Children Experience 'Justice By Geography', Report Finds, The Daily World (Aug. 20, 2016), available at

  6. National Association of Counsel for Children, Infographic: Right to Counsel for Children in Dependency Cases (2015), available at

  7. Partners for Our Children, Washington's Parents Representation Program Helping Children in Child Welfare System Reach Permanency, 1 Issue Brief 1 (Feb. 2011).

  8. Supreme Court Of Texas, Permanent Judicial Commission For Children, Youth & Families, Assessment of Appointed Representation in Texas Child-Protection Proceedings (Jan. 2011).

  9. Susan Snyder, Promises Kept, Promises Broken: An Analysis of Children's Right to Counsel in Dependency Proceedings in Pennsylvania, Juvenile Law Center (2001), available at

  10. Andrew Zinn & Jack Slowriver, Expediting Permanency: Legal Representation for Foster Children in Palm Beach County, Chapin Hall Center for Children, University of Chicago (2008), available at

  11. Washington State Center for Court Research, Dependent Children in Washington State: Case Timeliness and Outcomes: 2015 Annual Report (2015), available at

  12. Washington State Office of Civil Legal Aid, Practices Relating to the Appointment of Counesl for Adolescents in Juvenile Court Dependency Proceedings in Washington State (Dec. 1, 2008).

  13. Washington State Office of Public Defense, Dependency and Termination Defense Pilot Project: Interim Evaluation (Jan. 2001), available at at

    1. Jason A. Oetjen, Improving Parents' Representation in Dependency Cases: A Washington State Pilot Program EvaluationNational Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (2003), available at

  14. Washington State Office of Public Defense, Reunification and Case Resolution Improvements in Office of Public Defense (OPD) Parents Representation Program Counties (Feb. 2010), available at