DAC represents the student in Truancy cases where the School District is seeking an order compelling the student to attend school under RCW 28A.225 and asking the court to sanction the student for having unexcused absences and violating that order.
CHINS - Child in Need of Services
When a child, parent or the State is asking the court to order out of home placement for the child and other services when the child's parent or guardian cannot, assigned counsel will be appointed. Non-petitioner indigent parents, who request an attorney in these cases, are assigned an attorney from the community by the department.
ARY - At Risk Youth
DAC represents the child in At Risk Youth cases that are brought by the parent or guardian of a child who is seeking the court's assistance in controlling their child who they feel is putting his or herself or others at risk of injury.