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Appeals Court May End Media Access to Dependency Hearings

A California appeals court issued a tentative ruling indicating that it is prepared to overturn a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge’s decision to open juvenile dependency court hearings to the press.

For years, advocates of greater transparency in the child welfare system have argued that allowing more access to dependency courts would improve the public’s sense of how that system works when government workers remove children from their homes and place them in foster care.

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