Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

11.36.5 Witness Conference and TPR Subpoenas

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 11-CPS Court
Effective:
12/3/2010
Section:
11.36.5 Witness Conference and TPR Subpoenas
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Legal Authority/Introduction

LEGAL AUTHORITY:

Practice Guidance

  • Conferences between the SSW, other DCBS staff, other witnesses and the regional attorney are essential for proper preparation of an involuntary TPR action. 
  • A witness conference is a face to face meeting, which gives the regional attorney an opportunity to prepare witnesses for their testimony. 
  • In a non-contested TPR case, a witness conference may not be needed.

The SSW may: 

  • Be requested by OLS to assist in arranging conferences.
  • Arrange for the subpoena of witnesses if the Office of Legal Services (OLS) requests this.  
  • Request assistance from the county attorney or OLS in completing and filing the subpoenas as outlined in SOP 11.24 Completing and Filing Subpoenas.

 

 

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