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Monday, 14 July 2008 19:10

Grant Workgroups

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CIP Training Grant Subcommittee members include:
  • T. Darlene Bewley, Training Coordinator

CIP Data Collection Workgroup members include:
  • Judge Ernestine Gray, CIP CARE Committee Chair/Orleans Parish Juvenile Court
  • S. Mark Harris, CIP Coordinator/Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Anthony Gagliano, Deputy Judicial Administrator/Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Chris Andrieu, Chief Information Officer/Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Lynette Adams, FINS Coordinator/Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Terry Skaggs, ACESS/ IT Project Director/Louisiana Department of Social Services
  • William Vincent, OCS/Quality Assurance & Research/Louisiana Department of Social Services
  • Debra G. Lazare, Workgroup Coordinator/METHODS Technology Solutions, Inc.
Monday, 14 July 2008 19:09

Advisory Committee

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The Louisiana CIP/Children's Advocacy Resource Effort (CARE) Committee consists of individuals representing diverse yet collaboborative stakeholders all dedicated to improving the welfare of all children of Louisiana. Members include:


Judge Ernestine S. Gray, Chair
Orleans Parish Juvenile Court

Judge Charles L. Porter
16th Judicial District Court

Kevin Robshaw, J.D.
Mental Health Advocacy Services

Margot Hammond, J.D.
Mental Health Advocacy Services

Judge Kathleen Stewart Richey
East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Court

S. Mark Harris, J.D., CIP Coordinator
Louisiana Supreme Court

Kaaren Hebert
DCFS-Policy Advisor

Rhenda Hodnett, Ph.D., LMSW 
DCFS-Child Welfare Administrator

Jan Byland, J.D., MSW, CPA 
DCFS-Children's Justice Act Task Force Chair

Toni Buxton 
DCFS-Foster Care

Myra N. Magee
Louisiana Foster & Adoptive Parents Association

Kimberly S. Morgan, J.D.

Dr. Amy Dickson
LSU Health Sciences Center, Infant Team

Prof. Corie Hebert, Ph.D., LCSW
Southeast Louisiana University School of Social Work

Melissa Maiello 
DCFS - IV-E Compliance

Karen Hallstrom, JD, MSW
Louisiana Supreme Court - Deputy Judicial Administrator

Carmen Weisner
National Association of Social Workers-Louisiana Chapter

John Wyble, Ph.D. 
Louisiana CASA

Ronnie A. Rossitto, J.D.
District Attorney’s Office, 14th Judicial District

Revonda Kirby, J.D. 
Louisiana CASA 

Jacqueline Wilson
Louisiana CASA

Joan Hunt
Louisiana Department of Education

Donna Cuneo 
Louisiana Bar Foundation

Eileen Fourroux
DCFS-Children's Justice Act

Prof. Luz Molina
Loyola University College of Law

Prof. Erma Borsky
Southern University

Monte Mollere 
Louisiana Bar Foundation, Access to Justice


Lynell Sanders
Children’s Justice Act, OCS
Monday, 14 July 2008 18:35

About Us

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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