New York Consolidated Laws, Family Court Act - FCT § 1075. Special duties of attorney for the child

In addition to all other duties and responsibilities necessary to the representation of a child who is the subject of a proceeding under this article, an attorney for a child shall upon receipt of a report from a child protective agency pursuant to sections one thousand thirty-nine , one thousand thirty-nine-a , one thousand fifty-two-a , one thousand fifty-three , one thousand fifty-four , one thousand fifty-five , one thousand fifty-seven and one thousand fifty-eight , review the information contained therein and make a determination as to whether there is reasonable cause to suspect that the child is at risk of further abuse or neglect or that there has been a substantive violation of a court order.  Where the attorney for the child makes such a determination, the attorney shall apply to the court for appropriate relief pursuant to section one thousand sixty-one .  Nothing contained in this section shall relieve a child protective agency or social services official of its duties pursuant to this act or the social services law.

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