Basic Information

In every case where DHS (the state) takes custody of a child, the court provides an attorney (lawyer) to the youth. This attorney does not work for DHS and argues for the best interest of the child.

We want to hear from you on how your attorney is doing and what you think of the court process. We want to make sure the attorneys are doing the best job in representing you.

Your answers will not be shared with the attorney or with anyone in court. We do not ask for your name on this survey so that no one can tell exactly what you say about the courts, attorneys, or other people you come in contact with through this process.

If you do not understand a question, just answer the best way you can, and then move on. It is okay to ask an adult to help read the questions and answers to you, but please be honest in your answers.

At the end of the survey, you will be taken to another survey and asked for your contact information if you would like to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Walmart Gift Card. Thirty-six cards will be given away throughout the year. Names stay in the drawing for the whole year, so the earlier a survey is completed, the more chances you have to win! Again, your contact information does not show up on your survey about your attorney and court. It is okay if you do not want to give your contact information.

* 1. What is your age?

* 2. How long have you been in foster care?

* 3. Where are you currently staying?