The Protective Services Team represents the legal interests of the county through the Health and Human Services Agency in matters relating to juvenile dependency and conservatorships. The team includes the Chief Deputy, John Rozum, four attorneys, two paralegals and clerical support staff.
Team Mission: To effectively and efficiently represent our clients, who protect and serve at-risk children, elders and dependent adults.
The team handles a variety of legal issues related to juvenile dependency, confidentiality of records and conservatorships (including Lanterman-Petris-Short Act). Team attorneys represent Child Welfare Services and the Public Guardian in court proceedings, including appellate matters. The team is committed to providing training to staff and clients, as well as using technology to work more efficiently.