Dependency Docket Bench Cards for Ohio Family and Juvenile Court Judges and Magistrates

Manager, Case Management Section:
Stephanie Elliott Hess

Bench Cards Content Drafters:
Judy Fornof, Magistrate, Lucas County Juvenile Court
Carla A. Guenthner, Magistrate, Hamilton County Juvenile Court
Victor H. Perez, Attorney, Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services

Bench Cards Coordination and Design:
Jessica Shimberg Lind

Bench Cards Production and Graphics:
Regina Koehler, Public Information Officer

Dependency Docket Bench Cards for Ohio Family and Juvenile Court Judges and MagistratesOhio's Dependency Docket Bench Cards were developed to support judicial officers in their duty to provide comprehensive and timely judicial action in child welfare cases and to encourage best practices. In recognition of the need to assure safe and permanent homes for abused and neglected children and to assist Ohio's juvenile and family courts in performing their critical and highly complex function, the Supreme Court of Ohio assembled a team of highly qualified professionals to create an Ohio-specific resource for navigating these cases. Ohio's Dependency Docket Bench Cards are designed to be used in conjunction with the Resource Guidelines and the Adoption and Permanency Guidelines published by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. These bench cards are not intended to serve as an authoritative source, but rather, a resource to inform courtroom practice.

The Dependency Docket Bench Cards grew out of the Beyond the Numbers project, a collaborative initiative of the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, designed to improve the way courts and agencies and their community partners address child welfare cases. By linking interdisciplinary county teams with resources and education, Ohio's courts and agencies will be better equipped to ensure the safety and well-being of the children at the heart of these cases by assisting them in achieving timely permanency and stability.

Additional questions
Comments or questions about the Beyond the Numbers initiative or these bench cards should be directed to Steve Hanson at 614.387.9385 or Steve.Hanson@sc.ohio.gov or the Judicial and Court Services Division of the Supreme Court of Ohio, 65 South Front Street, 6th Floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215, 614.387.9400.

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Introduction

Letter from Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer

Flow Charts

Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

Preliminary Matters

Ex Parte Orders

Shelter Care Hearing

Adjudicatory Hearing

Dispositional Hearing

Special Provisions for Protective Supervision

Special Provisions for Temporary Custody

Special Provisions for Legal Custody

Special Provisions for Permanent Custody

Special Provisions for Planned Permanent Living Arrangment

Review Hearing

Special Provisions for Protective Supervision

Special Provisions for Temporary Custody

Special Provisions for Permanent Custody

Special Provisions for Planned Permanent Living Arrangement

Case Plan Amendments

Emergency Case Plan Amendments

Non-Emergency Case Plan Amendments

Appeals

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