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Title V
JUDICIAL BRANCH
Chapter 25
SUPREME COURT
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F.S. 25.385
25.385 Standards for instruction of circuit and county court judges in handling domestic violence and dependency cases.
(1) The Florida Court Educational Council shall establish standards for instruction of circuit and county court judges who have responsibility for domestic violence cases, and the council shall provide such instruction on a periodic and timely basis. As used in this subsection, the term “domestic violence” has the meaning set forth in s. 741.28.
(2) The Florida Court Educational Council shall establish standards for instruction of circuit and county court judges who have responsibility for dependency cases regarding the recognition of and responses to head trauma and brain injury in a child under 6 years of age, the benefits of a secure attachment with a primary caregiver, the importance of a stable placement, and the impact of trauma on child development. The council shall provide such instruction to the circuit and county court judges handling dependency cases on a periodic and timely basis.
History.ss. 2, 8, ch. 84-343; s. 1, ch. 91-210; s. 1, ch. 2002-55; s. 2, ch. 2020-40; s. 1, ch. 2020-138.