Information for Youth and Young Adults

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A Guide to Dependency Court

A video for youth ages 12 to 18 that explains what happens in dependency court and encourages youth to participate in hearings. In the video, Tammy Workman, Senior Policy Advisor for Transitional Youth Services at the Florida Department of Children and Families, is playing herself and former foster youth Tom Fair plays the role of a foster youth in court, while the other roles are acted by people from the court system and local community based care agency.

View the "Make Your Voice Heard" video in high speed for broadband internet connections, or low speed for dialup connetctions. * Transcript (pdf)*

Please visit the Florida State Courts Office of Court Improvement site to see more videos.

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