Court: Get here on time or risk losing your child
CLOSE Through a revised Department of Child Safety policy, Breanna Donaldson, a recovering heroin addict, gets to keep her baby at home. David Wallace/The Republic
Attention parents dealing with the Juvenile Courts: If you show up late, you could lose your child.
Being late to court is grounds for parents to lose their due-process rights in high-stakes trials where a judge is considering whether to cut off parental rights, the Arizona Supreme Court concluded in a ruling handed down late last week.
The ruling stems from a case involving the mother of an 11-year-old child with Down Syndrome.... read more