The attorneys of Hurst & Hurst Law attended family law training in Louisville, KY today. The training addressed Dependency, Abuse and Neglect cases in Kentucky, known as DNA cases. The DNA training helps prepare lawyers to provide legal representation to abused and neglected children in the state of Kentucky.
More than 6,000 children are placed in State’s custody every year. Most of these children are in state’s custody because they have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Guardian ad litems or GALs are appointed in DNA cases to ensure children receive fair and quick attention from the judicial system. As well as being placed in appropriate homes in a timely manner.
The family law training gives GALs or counsel for the minor abused or neglected child an overview of Kentucky statutory and case law. Additionally, it addresses the focus of Federal Law. Which requires reasonable efforts to keep families together and provide children with safe and permanent homes.