Sacramento Client Highlight: Dylan A.

January 31, 2018

Dylan entered foster care at the age of 11, after many years of living with drug-addicted and neglectful parents. He was understandably troubled and angry when he entered the child welfare system, ultimately discovering through the court process that his legal name was not even Dylan, and his birthday was different than what he had always been told. CLC Attorney Duane Vick was appointed as Dylan’s lawyer from the outset of his case. Duane immediately had Dylan’s legal name changed to Dylan, helping his young client’s self esteem issues immensely in the process. Dylan grew close to his attorney over the years, and after overcoming his trauma, with Duane’s help, he truly turned himself around. Dylan is now excelling in school, with a 4.0 grade point average, and plays both football and basketball. His former foster father is now his Legal Guardian, and with the support of loving adults Dylan has learned to manage his anger issues and to understand more about his parents’ struggle with addiction and what that means. Today, Dylan is a charismatic 16 year old young man with a bright future ahead of him. Dylan’s case just recently closed as he is now in a stable guardianship with his former foster father, and at his last Court hearing, he thanked Duane for his support, loyalty and hard work, noting what a difference the adults who support and love him have made in his life.