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November 9, 2010 > County honors juvenile dependency court families and community partners

County honors juvenile dependency court families and community partners

Submitted By Lara McCabe, Office of Supervisor Cortese

At the request of Supervisor Dave Cortese, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors will adopt a resolution proclaiming November 9 as the Santa Clara County Family Reunification Day. Held in partnership with the Superior Court and its stakeholders, and inspired by the declaration of June 19, 2010 as the first National Family Reunification Day, the Board will honor five families who have overcome significant challenges to reunify safely and successfully, and five community partners who have worked tirelessly in support of the reunification and strengthening of dependency court families.

For children in foster care, reunification of families is the preferred outcome and best option for a permanent and loving home. Through a collaboration between the Superior Court, Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Dependency Advocacy Center, Legal Advocates for Children and Youth, Office of the County Counsel, Child Advocates, and several Community Based Organizations, this celebration was created to acknowledge the profound dedication and commitment of the families and community partners who have come together with reunification as their goal.

Reunification Day
Tuesday, November 9
11:30 a.m.
County Government Center, Board Chambers
70 W. Hedding Street, San Jose
(408) 299-5030

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