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In Re Pena Case File

In Re Pena Case File

This case file presents two problems many young children caught up in the juvenile justice system experience. The first focuses on the parental rights of Maria Pena, a mother with an apparent substance abuse problem, who has two children Ricky (9) and Eva (8). A termination of parental rights case ensues when the NITA city police are called to Maria Pena's residence after Ricky and Eva were found requesting food from a neighbor, claiming they had none in their house. There are five witnesses in the case.

The second problem of the case file involves a delinquency petition filed against eight-year-old Eva who is charged with assault of a foster child in the foster home where she is placed. She claims she learned this behavior by watching violent television programming. The second part of the file includes seven witnesses.

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Publisher: NITA

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ISBN: 9781556818059

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