Care of dependents of incarcerated defendants

In a supplementary update to Directive 4-04 last week, the Administrative Office of the Courts made reference to Directive 8-95. This 1995 Directive set forth the guidelines that municipal court judges must follow when a defendant who is either in custody or about to be incarcerated has dependent children. The intent of the guidelines is to require that judges of the municipal court will take the proper steps to ensure that dependent children will be properly cared for by a responsible adult or social service agency during the caregiver’s period of incarceration.

Download this little-known Directive 8-95

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