Juvenile Law Resource CenterHonestlawyer

The Juvenile Law Resource Center (JLRC) assists attorneys representing parents in child welfare dependency proceedings throughout Oregon. The JLRC provides written resources including case law updates, sample motions, practice guides and issue briefs. We periodically offer trainings for parents' lawyers in areas identified as most important to practitioners. Finally, we are available to consult with attorneys on individual cases.

If you are a parent and need legal assistance, click here.

Additional Resources:

  1. Court Guides
  2. Department of Human Services
  3. Ethical Guidelines
  4. Evidence in Dependency Cases
  5. Fathers -- Practices and Issues for Representation
  6. ICWA
  7. Legal Practice Resources
  8. Medical Issues and Treatment Services
  9. Resources for Parents and Children
  10. Foster and Kinship Care
  11. Delinquency Resources
  12. Juvenile Law Reader



2009 Parents' Attorney Training Materials  (Part of the 2009 JCIP Roadshow)
  •    Training Agenda
  •    Parent Training Presentation
  •    Learning from Parent Clients
  •    Using the Oregon Safety Model (OSM) to Advocate for Parents
  •    Attachment Theory and The Trauma of Removal
  •    Admissibility of Parenting Capacity Evaluations
  •    Appellate Update

Case Assistance

The JLRC's experienced attorneys are available to answer general questions and offer case-specific advice to lawyers representing partoes in dependency and delinquincy cases at the trial and appellate level. To take advantage of this free service, please email us at JLRCWorkgroup@youthrightsjustice.org and include your:
• Name
• Phone number
• County
• Legal Question