The Ethics of WIC 827

CWDA Conference/Symposium Presentation

Recognizing the difficulty of obtaining juvenile records because of confidentiality provisions, this presentation will offer instruction on how to streamline access to protected information, provide a comprehensive overview of the confidentiality statutes related to child welfare records, and discuss who is and is not entitled to access and the method or process of obtaining records. The ethical responsibilities of cross sharing information will be addressed, within and outside of the juvenile court system. We will open a dialogue regarding legislative fixes and rule changes related to the exchange of confidential information.

The Ethics of WIC 827

  • Alyssa Skolnick, Principal Deputy County Counsel, Los Angeles County Counsel
  • Zepur Simonian, Research Attorney, Los Angeles Superior Court