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. 

 

Benchcards for Judicial Safety Decision Making

These benchcards were published as an accompanying tool to the book Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys. They are also referred to during the Safety Decision Making course presented by the Pelican Center for Children and Families - Court Improvement Program training.  The book can be accessed online. Click hereAuthors: Theresa Roe Lund MSSW and Jennifer L. Renne  Date: 2009

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Domestic Child Sex Trafficking - Desk Reference Guide from the Capacity Building Center for Courts. 2018.

Bench Card for Judges and other legal professionals.

Please click the attachment to open this document. 

 

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Louisiana Bench Cards for Judges

Louisiana Bench Cards for Judges (updated 2015)

Louisiana Bench Cards for Judges - most recently updated in 2015. This set covers:

Entry Order

Evaluation Order

TRO/Protective Order

Instanter Custody/Safety Plan Order

Continued Custody Hearing (CINC)

Continued custody Hearing (FINS/Delinquency)

Appearance to Answer

Adjudication Hearing

Disposition Hearing

Case Review Hearing

Permanency Hearing – Reunification

Permanency Hearing – Adoption (including TPR)

Permanency Hearing – Legal Guardianship

Permanency Hearing – Placement with Relative

Permanency Hearing – Alternative Permanent Living Arrangement

 

Please click on the attached file to open the pdf of the document. 

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Louisiana Bench Cards for Judges

Louisiana Bench Cards for Judges - most recently updated in 2015. This set covers:

Entry Order

Evaluation Order

TRO/Protective Order

Instanter Custody/Safety Plan Order

Continued Custody Hearing (CINC)

Continued custody Hearing (FINS/Delinquency)

Appearance to Answer

Adjudication Hearing

Disposition Hearing

Case Review Hearing

Permanency Hearing – Reunification

Permanency Hearing – Adoption (including TPR)

Permanency Hearing – Legal Guardianship

Permanency Hearing – Placement with Relative

Permanency Hearing – Alternative Permanent Living Arrangement

 

Please click on the attached file to open the pdf of the document. 

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