Below you will find Children’s Law Center’s comprehensive Caregiver Custody Training Manual, broken up into its component tabs, which you can download individually at the bottom of the page.
Tab 1 Introduction
Tab 1 includes the manual table of contents and our Pro Bono FAQs.
Tab 2 Client Realities and Cultural Humility
Tab 2 includes articles and resources on cultural humility particularly as it relates to family law.
Tab 3 Overview and Beginning Steps
Tab 3 includes an overview of the initial steps to working on a caregiver custody case, including interview tips, e-filing in DC family court, and sample praecipes.
Tab 4 Custody and Domestic Violence Law and Procedure
Tab 4 includes a variety of resources including a primer on custody law in DC and an overview of the procedural steps of a custody case. Also includes a primer on Civil Protection Order cases and a Domestic Violence case digest.
Tab 5 Sample Third-Party Complaint, Answer
Tab 5 includes a sample custody complaint and answer
Tab 6 Services and Resources in DR Cases
Tab 6 includes a variety of resources, including assessment tools, parent coordination, mediation, researching court records, and a list of court contacts
Tab 7 Grandparent Caregiver Resources
Tab 7 includes information and application for Grandparent Caregivers subsidy, joint TANF-Medicaid application, and information on grandfamilies.