When a child is removed from his or her home, a great result is the eventual reunification of that child with the family or another close relative. DCS Specialists Judy Marrs and Larissa Ortiz are being hailed for their diligent work to ensure a child was reunified with his father in a recent dependency case. According to an attorney close to this case:
“The case was in dire straits when Judy was assigned, facing challenges to efforts made by the Department to coordinate reunification between the child and father. The father (resides in another country), which naturally complicates reunification efforts…
Notwithstanding the foreboding challenge she faced at inception of her assignment, Judy has made extraordinary effort to rectify the aforementioned problems. Although communication between the father and child was minimal for nearly two years, Judy immediately instituted three separate types of telephonic contact and has established therapeutic support to assist the child’s budding relationship with his father."
Thank you, Judy, for your hard work, and thanks also to Larissa for your assistance in making this case a success!