High Quality Legal Representation in Child Welfare - Information Memorandum ACYF-CB-IM-17-02

The Children’s Bureau has issued Information Memorandum ACYF-CB-IM-17-02, concerning  high quality legal representation for all parties in child welfare proceedings.

The purpose of this information memorandum is to emphasize the importance of high quality legal representation in helping ensure a well-functioning child welfare system.  This memorandum also highlights important research and identifies best practices and strategies to promote and sustain high quality legal representation for all parents, children and youth, and child welfare agencies in all stages of child welfare proceedings. 

Please direct any questions on the Information Memorandum to your Children’s Bureau Regional Program Manager.