Acknowledgments

The Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families would like to acknowledge the contributions of the Parent Resource Guide Workgroup. Their advice and guidance throughout the life of the project proved invaluable. We would also like to thank all the parents who contributed quotes and insight into how to help parents endure a child protection case. A special thank you to The University of Texas William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, Helen Gaebler, and Sarah Bryant.

Parent Resource Guide Workgroup

Alyce Bondurant
Associate Judge
North Texas Child Protection Courts

Cathy Morris
Associate Judge
Child Protection Court of South Texas

De Shaun Ealoms
Parent Program Specialist
Texas Department of Family & Protective Services

Kimberlie Mansell
CPS Permanency Program Specialist
Texas Department of Family & Protective Services

Kimberly Latham
Family Law Attorney
Latham & Rowley

Lori Kennedy
Managing Attorney
Travis County Office of Parent Representation

Mark Zuniga
Attorney, Appellate Division
Texas Department of Family& Protective Services

Mary Christine Reed
Director
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Maya Guerra Gamble
Attorney at Law
Austin, Texas

Michelle Hansford
Parent Representative, Region 5

Rita Hecker Anderson
Attorney at Law
Anderson Law, PC

Sarah Bryant
Attorney
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid

Verlyn Johnson
Parent Representative, Region 7

Veronica Forsyth
Deputy CEO
Texas CASA

Debra Fuller
Attorney
Kerrville, Texas

Helen Gaebler
Senior Research Attorney
William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law

Jack Sigman
Attorney
Sigman & Sigman, L.L.P.

Jo Poenitzsch
Chief Family Justice Prosecutor
Williamson County Attorney’s Office

Johana Scot
Executive Director
Parent Guidance Center

Judy Powell
Communications Director
Parent Guidance Center

Karen Miller
Managing Attorney
Texas Legal Services Center

Katherine Barillas
Policy Director
One Voice Texas

Kenneth Thompson
Fatherhood Specialist
Texas Department of Family & Protective Services

Commission Staff

Tina Amberboy
Executive Director

Tiffany Roper
Assistant Director

Jessica Arguijo
Executive Assistant

Monica Mahoney
Executive Assistant

The Parent Resource Guide was funded by the Children’s Commission Court Improvement Program. The views expressed herein have not been approved by the Supreme Court of Texas, and accordingly should not be construed as an advisory or ruling on specific cases or legal issues. This Guide is intended to assist parents in navigating the child protection and legal system as part of a child protection case.

The opinions and conclusions expressed here do not represent the opinion or policy of the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law, The University of Texas School of Law, or The University of Texas at Austin.

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