A child will be taken into protective custody when a police officer or authorized person believes the child’s safety is in danger. The juvenile dependency court steps in to protect the child against harm.
Before this happens, certain conditions must exist, which include, but are not limited to:
· A child is found roaming the streets and suffering from sickness or injury that requires immediate medical treatment.
· A child is in danger of physical or sexual abuse.
· A child is left alone, posing a threat to his or her health and safety.
If your child has been taken into protective custody, consult with an experienced Orange County Family Law attorney who will advise you of your legal options and next steps.