Monday, 14 July 2008 18:35

About Us

The Louisiana Court Improvement Program (CIP)/Children's Advocacy Resource Effort (CARE) provides statewide guidance and assistance to a wide range of stakeholders in the child welfare system. This support includes:

  • operating an online legal resource center containing legal materials and information, including contributions provided by practitioners around the state;  
  • maintaining online communication methods allowing stakeholders to collaborate with their respective colleagues via web-based forums and bulletin boards; and  
  • facilitating positive court improvement efforts relating to ASFA and safety, permanency and well-being of children that enter the Louisiana judicial system. 

The Children's Law Advocacy Resources Online (CLARO) website will help to facilitate these services by providing an effective means of communication between and among organizations trying to improve child protection processes within Louisiana.  The Louisiana Court Improvement Program's mission is to improve case outcomes for abused and neglected children by enhancing the quality of legal services they receive.  The most important decisions about an abused or neglected child's future are made in court.  This website will help ensure that those decisions are the right ones for the child.

CLARO Account