West Virginia Judiciary

Child Abuse and Neglect Resources

Child Abuse and Neglect Resources

The Time is Now

The Time is Now Video CoverThe 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.

You can watch each video by going to our YouTube channel

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. 

Abuse and Neglect Judicial Benchbook for 2017

Child Abuse & Neglect Guardian ad litem list

Guidelines for Guardians ad litem in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

Guardian ad litem Report Form

Abuse and Neglect Case Plans:
External Links of Interest