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File #: 16-086    Version: 1
Type: Other Proposal Status: Tabled
File created: 5/18/2016 In control: Judicial Council
On agenda: 6/24/2016 Final action:
Title: Juvenile Dependency: Court-Appointed Dependency Counsel Workload and Funding Methodology Small Courts Recommendations (Action Required)
Attachments: 1. 20160624-16-086, 2. 20160624-16-086b
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Juvenile Dependency: Court-Appointed Dependency Counsel Workload and Funding Methodology Small Courts Recommendations (Action Required)

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Summary
Summary
In April 2016, the Judicial Council approved 9 of the 10 recommendations in the report of the Court-Appointed Counsel Funding Allocation Methodology Joint Subcommittee of the Trial Court Budget and Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committees. The Council requested the subcommittee to review recommendation 7, related to allocation methodology for small counties, and report to the Council in June 2016 whether there are additional alternatives that the Council might consider. After further investigation and consideration, the subcommittee developed a list of options that the Council could consider, and recommends that all options be provided to the Council for consideration and adoption of any or all of the options. The subcommittee further recommends that the Council encourage and support small courts to pursue pilot projects to decrease attorney costs.

In the course of advisory committee voting on the recommendations, the Family and Juvenile Law Advisory Committee voted unanimously to forward the subcommittee recommendations to the Judicial Council. The Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee voted in favor only of the original recommendation 7 made in April, 2016 (option d of recommendation 1 in this report), against presenting other options in recommendation 1 to the Council, and in favor of recommendation 2 regarding pilot projects.
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Recommendation
Recommendation
The subcommittee reviewed its original recommendation related to small court funding in the Dependency Counsel Workload and Funding Methodology and recommends that the Council, effective June 24, 2016, consider all of the alternative options listed in recommendation 1, and adopt all or some of those options to modify the Workload and Funding Methodology for small courts. In addition, the subcommittee recommends that the Counc...

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