Partners for Our Children

Senate and Final: Funds are provided to implement Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6126, which requires a court to appoint an attorney for a child in a dependency proceeding six months after granting a petition to terminate the parent and child relationship and when there is no remaining parent with parental rights. The state may pay the cost of the legal services under certain conditions. Funding is provided to pay the county’s cost to provide legal services to legally free children.