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Jan. 30, 2024

Judge Nadia Keilani is comforting, but serious, in juvenile dependency court

San Diego dependency judge doesn't want children in foster care for years

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San Diego County Superior Court

VISTA -- Superior Court Judge Nadia J. Keilani sees all manner of human frailty in her juvenile dependency court, but it has not dampened her belief in keeping families together, if at all possible.

"Children need permanency and stability," she said. "We don't want them languishing in foster care for years."

More than half her calendar in northern San Diego County involves parents losing custody of their sons and daughters because of drug... (continued)

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