West Virginia Judiciary

The Time is Now Video


The Time is Now

Contact Information

If you would like to request a copy of this video, contact the Division of Children's Services of the Supreme Court at (304) 340-2304.


The Time is Now

The child abuse and neglect court process can be overwhelming for parents. The Time is Now video takes parents through the process under Chapter 49 of the W.Va. Code. It explains how the court system and professionals involved make reasonable efforts to work with parents and reunite families. It emphasizes that time is of the essence, and parents’ rights may be terminated if in their children’s best interests.


The eighteen-minute video was paid for by a Court Improvement Program grant from the Administration for Children and Families and matching funds from the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia. 

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427X240 223,105kb .wmv
320X180 155,939kb .wmv
214X120 32,612kb .wmv
427X240 86,190kb .mp4
320X180 71,543kb .mp4
214X120 59,145kb .mp4

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