How much duty should the state have to provide reunification services?
This assignment addresses the state’s duty to provide reunification services. 1. There is a delicate balance between too much intervention and attempting to micromanage families, and too few services leading to the separation of the family. 2. How much duty should the state have to provide reunification services? 3. What does the case law say? 4. Should the state have to provide house cleaning services or transport the parents to parenting classes and counseling? 5. Do you think reunification services are in the best interest of the child? In what types of cases are GALs (special advocates) usually appointed? 2. What is the role of the GAL and how does it differ from the child’s attorney (if there is one) and the parents’ attorneys?