Florida Juvenile Law And Practice

A complete reference for juvenile law matters in Florida, this volume covers proceedings for delinquency, dependency, and termination of parental rights.

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Florida Juvenile Law and Practice provides comprehensive coverage of all areas of juvenile practice including delinquency, dependency and termination of parental rights, and families and children in need of services. Authoritative and insightful analysis from authors that include members of the Juvenile Court Rules Committee, assistant state attorneys, assistant public defenders, attorneys representing the Department of Children and Family Services, and private attorneys makes this book an essential reference for those practicing in this area of the law.

The new Seventeenth Edition features:

  • Brand new chapter discussing dependency programs for young adults formerly in foster care.
  • Fla. R. Juv. P. 8.095 amendments regarding the procedural aspects of a determination of incompetency and the effect of such a determination in delinquency cases.
  • Recent statutory revisions regarding the permissible duration of both secure and supervised release detention in delinquency proceedings
  • Florida Supreme Court’s recent, major overhaul of and reorganization to Fla. R. Juv. P. 8.095 governing the procedure when a child is believed to be incompetent or insane in juvenile delinquency proceedings
  • New procedures for juveniles transferred to adult court but who do not statutorily qualify for such transfer.
  • Florida Supreme Court’s recent adoption of new Fla. R. App. P. 9.143 to incorporate Article I, § 16, of the Florida Constitution (Marsy’s Law) into the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure.
  • Fla. R. Gen. Prac. & Jud. Admin. 2.330 amendments regarding the procedure and grounds for disqualification of a judge as a threshold consideration in an adjudicatory hearing in delinquency cases.
  • Removal in dependency proceedings and the Florida Legislature’s recent establishment of multidisciplinary teams.
  • New discussion of investigation closure procedures in preliminary dependency proceedings.
  • Recent statutory revisions providing for the Department of Children and Families' ability to collaborate with the local community alliance in communities when it is not feasible to competitively contract with a lead agency to establish an alternative approach to providing community-based care.
  • Post-disposition change of placement or custody in dependency cases and the Florida Legislature’s recent enactment of the term "change in physical custody."
  • Appeals in dependency and termination or parental rights cases and the new brief format requirements under Fla. R. App. P. 9.045.
  • Adoption after termination of parental rights and the "difficult to place child."

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The ISBN for the 16th Edition was 9781663303394.

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Table of contents

 1.  History And Philosophy Of The Juvenile Court 
Thomasina F. Moore

2.  Role Of The Lawyer In Delinquency Cases
Danielle H. Eisenmenger

3.  Jurisdiction, Venue, And Service Of Process In Delinquency Cases
Mary Lou Cuellar-Stilo

4.  Delinquency Proceedings Before Petition
Katrina Saggio-West

5.  Delinquency Proceedings From Petition To Adjudicatory Hearing
Joel M. Silvershein

6.  Transfer Proceedings In Delinquency Cases
Cheo Reid

7.  Adjudicatory Hearing In Delinquency Cases
Elizabeth Hogan Webb

8.  Disposition In Delinquency Cases
Diana L. Johnson

9.  Postdisposition In Delinquency Cases
John Milla

10.  Families And Children In Need Of Services
Kywa Hammond

11.  Role Of The Lawyer In Dependency Cases
Deborah A. Schroth

12.  Jurisdiction, Venue, And Service Of Process In Dependency Cases
David Silverstein

13.  Preliminary Dependency Proceedings
David Silverstein

14.  Dependency Proceedings From Petition To Adjudicatory Hearing
Sara E. Goldfarb

15.  Adjudicatory Hearing In Dependency Cases
Troy M. Farquhar

16.  Disposition In Dependency Cases
Kelley Schaeffer

17.  Postdisposition In Dependency Cases
Dennis W. Moore And Thomasina F. Moore

18.  Termination Of Parental Rights
Mark Adelstein

19.  Interstate Compact On The Placement of Children
H. Stephen Pennypacker

20.  Appeals In Dependency And Termination Of Parental Rights Cases
Laura J. Lee

21.  Adoption After Termination Of Parental Rights
Hon. Kelly J. McKibben And Kelly A. Swartz

22.  Dependency Programs For Young Adults Formerly In Foster Care
Deborah Schroth