Do I have to go the court hearings? I don’t really want to go, because I don’t want to have to see my dad.

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You should tell your caseworker. If you want to tell the judge your opinion on how things are going, you could put it in a letter.

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Not sure if they permit a youth to observe the proceedings from a safe/secure location and/or give their CASA and/or Lawyer real time feedback, but it might be worth asking your caseworker about what accommodations are available for you to have as much input in the process as possible while assuring your physical and emotional well-being.

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Have you ever tried going to court? Usually the judge is really nice...

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See if you can have a friend or someone who has your back come with you for support.

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You should tell you caseworker if you don't want to go to court. Write a letter instead. Or tell your CASA what you would want to say.