Digital Stories Project

These stories were created by the Louisiana Task Force on Legal Representation of Children in Child Protection Cases with the support of the National Resource Center for Permanency and Family Connections.
 
The work of the Louisiana Task Force on Legal Representation of Children in Child Protection Cases, a joint effort of the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of state government, has resulted in reforming how abused and neglected children and their indigent parents are represented in court.  Our goal was twofold: 1)Recruit and provide specialized training for lawyers representing children in order to move them through the court process more quickly and with better outcomes; and,  2) Distribute taxpayer dollars which support this system in a more fair and equitable manner statewide.  This system has been reformed in law and is currently in the implementation process.

The Task Force utilizes these digital stories to get our message across as we seek support and resources for our statewide implementation efforts.  Further use of digital stories, is to educate legislators, judges, judicial district staff, OCS workers, CASA Volunteers, and other stakeholders throughout the state regarding the reform measures in legal representation in child protections cases.

Human stories bring strategic messages to life and make them easier to understand. The “stars” of our digital stories are: two aged out foster children, a judge, a CASA Volunteer, and a Social Worker.  The digital stories are highly effective and well received.

http://www.nrcpfc.org/digital_stories/legal/index.htm