This handout was distributed at the 2012 Spring Judicial Training in Lafayette, Louisiana by Karen Hallstrom, Louisiana Supreme Court. The document is titled: 2011 Recent Developments in Juvenile and Family Law.

2014 Prevention Resource Guide The 2014 Prevention Resource Guide: Making Meaningful Connections is the product of a collaboration among the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect, its Child Wel ...

December 1, 2011 NEW! Technical Assistance Brief: Seven Things Juvenile Courts Should Know About Learning Disabilities provides an introduction for juvenile court personnel on the issues surrounding learning disabilities and p ...

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A Guide for Father Involvement in Systems of Care Published by the Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health, this guide focuses on the importance of fathers’ involvement in systems of care.  It provides information about ...

A Practitioner's Resource Guide: Helping Families to Support Their LGBT Children The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) developed this resource guide for practitioners in health and social service systems with the aim of he ...

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Addressing the Needs of Multi-System Youth: Strengthening the Connection between Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Georgetown Public Policy Institute's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) and Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps (RFK) would l ...

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Macon Stewart, one of the author's of this paper, was a recent keynote speaker at the 2012 Together We Can Conference.  Georgetown Public Policy Institute's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) and Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps ...

Prior NCJFCJ research (Wood, Russell, Macgill, & Summers, under review) suggests that lower judicial workloads are related to timely permanency in juvenile dependency cases. Lower judicial workloads were associated with a higher percentage of juvenile ...

Child in Need of Care Proceedings: Bench Cards For Essential Judicial Functions With Reporting Forms and Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Information Provided by the Court Improvement Program Louisiana Supreme Court Revised August 2010 with Best ...

Orleans Parish Juvenile Court - Judge Ernestine Gray In Louisiana, permanency hearings are held 12 months after a child comes into custody and every six months thereafter. Judge Ernestine S. Gray conducts Benchmark Conferences for youth between the ag ...

Innovative ideas for improved court practice to expedite permanency for children.

By recognizing the potential impact of trauma on parenting, judges and attorneys can more easily connect parents with services that will meet their needs. This resource from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network addresses the following questions: Wh ...

Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys

American Bar Association Therese Roe Lund, MSSW - National Resource Center for Child Protective Services Jennifer Renne, JD - National Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues Foreword- Judges in abuse and neglect proceedings are responsible for ...

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Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child ...

Pursuant to the provisions of Louisiana’s Child and Family Services Review Program Improvement Plan, attached please find law and best practices information related to foster parent and child involvement in CINC proceedings.  February 2013.

One-page handout of considerations for guardianship situations in Louisiana.

Although safety and permanency performance measures for cases involving children in foster care have been established, tested, and implemented, court-related well-being measures have yet to be developed. This article describes the initial effort to establ ...

NCJFCJ offers a webinar series covering Fostering Connections and highlighting specific provisions and guidance around education and family-finding, designed for Model Courts and their teams (but open to others who are interested in the topics.) Fosterin ...

Guardianship is an extremely important area of child welfare policy and practice, and is huge in scope. Rather than attempting to address all guardianship issues in this document, in this new online resource, NRCPFC strategically presents an overview of t ...

www.cffutures.org/files/publications/FDC-Guidelines.pdf

The Center for Children and Family Futures (CCFF) has released "Guidance to States: Recommendations for Developing Family Drug Court Guidelines." This publication provides a blueprint for local and state policymakers and practitioners to implement be ...

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