Louisiana Child in Need of Care Benchbook for Juvenile Judges Featured

The Court Improvement Program of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Louisiana Judicial College, and Pelican Center for Children and Families are delighted to announce the publication of the Louisiana Child in Need of Care Benchbook for Juvenile Judges. The Benchbook project is a part of the Child and Family Services Review Program Improvement Plan. The Benchbook incorporates State and Federal laws, best practice, and the DCFS Child Welfare Assessment and Decision Making Model, which is designed to expedite permanency and decrease the trauma experienced by families and children in CINC proceedings.  This work is the culmination of a year-long collaborative effort in our state. Many thanks to those of you who participated in the various workgroups or who were instrumental in making its publication a success.

You can access the Benchbook at the Pelican Center for Children and Families' website or by visiting the Louisiana Supreme Court Court Improvement Program section of their website.