2020 Developments in Dependency Case & Statutory Law

Stephanie Zimmerman, Department of Children and Families | Andrew Feigenbaum, Department of Children and Families

September 3, 2020

Training Description

This presentation will inform all child welfare professionals about case and statutory laws released since the last summit that have an impact on the dependency process. The cases to be discussed will address various subjects, including procedures that must be observed when a dependency case is litigated, grounds for an adjudication of dependency, and grounds for termination of parental rights. This presentation will also highlight the laws passed during the 2020 legislative session that will have the most significant impact on Florida’s children and child welfare stakeholders. The presenters will offer practical tips to audience members on how to ensure that their daily practice is in conformity with Florida law. This workshop was approved by the Dependency Court Improvement Panel.