Category Archives: Juvenile Court

The Importance of Counseling in Domestic Disputes

All too often, tragedies occur in the context of divorce and custody disputes.  In Arizona we no longer use the term “custody” and instead use the phrase “legal decision making,” but for the purpose of this article we will refer … Continue reading

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Regulatory Issues in Arizona Residential Treatment Centers

On February 19, The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com published its third entry in a multi-part investigative report into Arizona’s regulation of residential treatment centers for at-risk youth.  Reporters launched the investigation last year in order to determine whether Arizona is meeting its … Continue reading

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7-year-old Bronx Boy Interrogated for 10 Hours

Per ABC News, Wilson Reyes, a 7-year-old Bronx boy, made national headlines this morning.  Frances Menzes, the boy’s mother, alleges that the NYPD detained Wilson on Dec. 4 near his school, handcuffs and all, held him for four hours there, … Continue reading

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What to Wear in Court

A court summons, whether for reasons as mundane as jury duty or as tense as an arraignment hearing, raises many questions.  One common concern for anyone going to court is, simply put: “What should I wear?”  The answer to that … Continue reading

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CPS Database Glitch Causing Headaches

In June, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (“DES”) discovered a glitch in the computer program that Child Protective Services (“CPS”) uses to disclose records and information about pending cases and investigations. Statistically, the scope of the glitch is staggering.  … Continue reading

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The Woodnick Firm Trains Teachers of the Phoenix Catholic Dioceses in Mandatory Reporting and the Law

Attorneys Gregg R. Woodnick and Brad Tenbrook were invited in January to present Understanding Mandatory Reporting & Child Protective Services: What all School Personnel should know about the Process, at Blessed Pope John XXIII School in Phoenix, Arizona.   Being … Continue reading

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What Are Your Children Posting Online?

Some time ago, I represented a teenager in a highly publicized arson case.  My client, who was 15 at the time, was accused of burning down three (3) houses and a number of cars in an established North Phoenix neighborhood.  … Continue reading

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