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1. To sustain a dependency petition at the jurisdiction hearing, you must find by clear and convincing evidence that the child is described by one or more subsections of WIC §300.
2. To sustain
a petition at a jurisdiction hearing on the ground that the child is at
substantial risk of suffering serious physical harm or illness [WIC §300(b)],
the parent must have willfully failed to provide the child with adequate
food, clothing, shelter, or medical treatment.
ground for sustaining the petition at a jurisdiction hearing is leaving
the child without any provision for support.
4. A child’s
hearsay statements are admissible if you find sufficient indicia of reliability,
and if the statements are corroborated when the child is not available