Dependency Courts

State Links


Rules Governing Neglect and Abuse Proceedings. Superior Court of the District of Columbia, Family Court (2004).


Florida's Dependency Benchbook (2012) . Florida Office of the State Court Administrator, Office of Court Improvement.


Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia Benchbook (2005) . Council of Juvenile Court Judges of Georgia.


Child Protective Proceedings Benchbook (2013) . Michigan Judicial Institute.

Adoption Proceedings Benchbook (2013) . Michigan Judicial Institute.


Minnesota Judges Juvenile Protection Benchbook (2004) . Minnesota State Court Administrator's Office, Court Services Division.

New Jersey

New Mexico

Child Welfare Handbook (2011) . Institute of Public Law, University of New Mexico School of Law.


Juvenile Court Dependency Benchbook . State of Oregon Judicial Department (2008).


Pennsylvania Dependency benchbook resource companion.” Office of Children and Families in the Courts, Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.  2011.


Child Dependency Benchbook (2008). Tennessee Administrative Office of the Court, Court Improvement Program.

West Virginia

West Virginia Judicial Benchbook for Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings. (Revised January 2012) . West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Virginia Court Improvement Program Oversight Board.