Agencies Affiliated With the Juvenile Court
Health and Human Services Agency
District Attorney's Office
Public Defender's Office
Alternate Public Defender's Office
Voices for Children, Inc.
Juvenile Justice Commission
Dependency Legal Group of San Diego
The Dependency Legal Group of San Diego (DLGSD) is a nonprofit public benefit corporation formed for the sole purpose of providing legal representation to indigent families who come before the juvenile dependency court in San Diego County. There are four divisions of DLGSD – the Primary Parent Office, which represents the primary or offending parent, the Conflict Parent Office, which represents the second or noncustodial parent, the Minor’s Counsel Office, which represents the child, and the Conflict Counsel Office, which represents additional parents and children, and accepts all conflict-of-interest appointments.
In each division of DLGSD, a supervising attorney and an assistant supervising attorney are responsible for managing their division and assisting their staff attorneys, investigators, and clerical employees. Each division has assigned, trained, and skilled investigators on staff. DLGSD investigators have education and/or experience in social work, child welfare, law enforcement, or paralegal skills.