4008. Third Party Assistance to Minor
This is a California Jury Instructions form that can be used for Lanterman-Petris-Short Act.
Last updated: 1/30/2015
4008. Third Party Assistance to Minor Instruction No 1 Request by Plaintiff Given as Proposed Refused Withdrawn Request by Defendant Given as Modified Requested by Given on Court's Motion Judge Instruction No 1 A minor is not "gravely disabled" if [he/she] can survive safely with the help of third party assistance. Third party assistance is the aid of family, friends, or others who are responsible, willing and able to help provide for the minor's health, safety, and development, including food, shelter, and clothing. You must not consider offers by family, friends, or others unless they [have testified to/stated specifically in writing] their willingness and ability to help provide for [name of respondent]'s health, safety, and development. Wellintended offers of assistance are not sufficient unless they will ensure the person can survive safely. [Assistance provided by a correctional facility does not constitute third party assistance.] ________________________________________________________________________________ New June 2005