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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF FLORIDA, SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR FLAGLER, PUTNAM, ST. JOHNS AND VOLUSIA COUNTIES


RE: PARENT EDUCATION AND FAMILY STABILIZATION COURSE PROVIDERS
REF: FM-2005-017-SC (Rescinds FM-2003-017-SC)

WHEREAS, pursuant to § 61.21, Florida Statutes, litigants in certain family law proceedings are required to attend an approved Parent Education and Family Stabilization course, and

WHEREAS, pursuant to § 61.21 (2), Florida Statutes, the responsibility for approving Parent Education and Family Stabilization courses and providers rests with the Department of Children and Family Services;

NOW THEREFORE, I, JULIANNE PIGGOTTE, Chief Judge of the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, hereby order that Parent Education and Family Stabilization course providers must seek approval from the Department of Children and Family Services in order to provide educational services mandated by § 61.21, Florida Statutes.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that pursuant to § 61.21 (3)(a), Florida Statutes, the Department of Children and Family Services shall supply the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court Administrator’s Office with a list of approved programs and providers in the circuit.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Administrative Order # FM-2003-017-SC is hereby rescinded.

TO BE RECORDED in Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia counties.

DONE AND ORDERED in Daytona Beach, Volusia County, FL this 30th day of June, 2005. 

/s Julianne Piggotte
Judge Julianne Piggotte
Chief Judge