MATCP: Missouri Association of Treatment Court Professionals
Parent Attorney

Parent Attorney - All parents who have children placed into protective custody are referred to Legal Services or a court-appointed attorney for legal representation, unless they waive the referral or retain private counsel. Parent attorneys represent their clients in both FDTC proceedings and the underlying dependency cases. Parent attorneys should encourage the parent to cooperate in treatment, but support sanctions when warranted and necessary. Parent attorneys are to receive all FDTC progress reports concerning their clients.