Legal Aid Society The Legal Aid Society, Contra Costa County Juvenile Dependency Program, is a non-profit, public interest agency that provides legal services to qualified indigent parents and children in juvenile dependency court.

Legal Aid Society Contra Costa County Juvenile Dependency Program
The Legal Aid Society, Contra Costa County Dependency Program (CCCDP) administers all assignments in Contra Costa County for court-appointed counsel in juvenile dependency court. CCCDP has its own staff of 5 full-time attorneys representing parents and children in dependency cases filed in Superior Court in Contra Costa County. A panel of dependency attorneys represent parents and children in conflict cases.

Appointments by Court Referral Only
CCCDP staff attorneys represent indigent parents or children in juvenile dependency court exclusively in Contra Costa County at all stages of the proceedings, including: detention, jurisdiction, disposition, plan reviews, post-permanency reviews and termination of parental rights.
Upon the filing of a petition pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 300, the court refers the child or children to counsel. This referral is made to CCCDP for assignment of counsel. The court will also refer parents, who appear at the court hearing and wish to be represented, for a financial eligibility assessment. CCCDP will then assign counsel for financially qualifying parents.
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Complaint and Grievance Process: If you are currently represented by court-appointed counsel and have concerns about your representation, click on the link below.
Complaint Process (pdf) (word)

For more information, contact:
Legal Aid Society of Santa Clara County
Contra Costa County Juvenile Dependency Program
Antonio Estremera
Directing Attorney

Martha Rosenberg
Managing Attorney

Program Office:
610 Court Street, Suite 206
Martinez, CA 94553
Phone: (925)370-6800
Fax: (925)370-6189
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