No. S129821.

32 Cal.Rptr.3d 89 (2005)

36 Cal.4th 998

116 P.3d 550

SARA M., Petitioner, v. The SUPERIOR COURT of Tuolumne County, Respondent; Tuolumne County Department of Social Services, Real Party in Interest.

Supreme Court of California.

August 8, 2005.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sara M., in pro. per.; and Janet G. Sherwood, Corte Madera, under appointment by the Supreme Court, for Petitioner.

No appearance for Respondent.

Gregory J. Oliver, County Counsel, and Kim M. Knowles, Deputy County Counsel, for Real Party in Interest.

Kathleen Bales-Lange, County Counsel (Tulare), John A. Rozum, Chief Deputy County Counsel, Bryan C. Walters, Deputy County Counsel; and Jennifer B. Henning for California State Association of Counties as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Real Party in Interest.


In this case, three children were removed from the custody of their mother, petitioner, Sara M. (hereafter mother), on grounds that she had failed to protect them and they had suffered serious emotional damage. (Welf. & Inst.Code, § 300, subds. (b), (c).)1 The juvenile court declared them dependents of the court and began reunification...

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