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How Legal Professionals Can Use the Compendium of Measures and Data Sources: Understanding Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in Child Welfare

This two-page overview<https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/report/how-legal-professionals-can-use-compendium-measures-and-data-sources-understanding> highlights a new resource legal professionals can use in child welfare court improvement work: the “Compendium of Measures and Data Sources: Understanding Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in Child Welfare” (Compendium)<https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/report/compendium-measures-and-data-sources-understanding-judicial-decision-making-and-hearing>. It explains the Compendium and its … Read More

Compendium of Measures and Data Sources: Understanding Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in Child Welfare

Understanding Judicial Decision-Making and Hearing Quality in ChildWelfare The child welfare court process is intended to help protect abused and neglected children, encourage family stability, support child well-being, and provide children who enter the foster care system with a safe … Read More

Five Ways to Serve Youth Through the Family First Prevention Services Act

A recent brief from the Center for the Study of Social Policy details five opportunities within the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) of 2018 for states to build a prevention continuum that focuses on healthy adolescent development. The brief also aims … Read More

How Judges Can Support Family Reunification through Parent–Resource Parent Partnerships

Something profound happens when parents and resource parents work together and support one another during child welfare system involvement. The parent knows the person who is caring for their child and feels supported while working towards reunification. The resource parent … Read More

Judges Action Alert Feb 2021

Judge’s Action Alert: Supporting Early Legal Advocacy Before Court Involvement in Child Welfare Cases

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights:  the reasons for providing legal advocacy early in a child welfare case before court involvement,  roles legal advocates play when appointed before court involvement in a case,  benefits of early, precourt legal advocacy,  how early, precourt legal … Read More

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Domestic Juvenile Sex Trafficking Bench Card

The Capacity Building Center for Courts has created a Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Judicial Desk Reference Guide.  This resource provides links and examples of how Court Improvement Programs (CIP) can implement P.L. 113-183.  Specifically, it addresses: How to form a … Read More

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Meaningful Engagement of the Legal and Judicial System for Child Welfare Workers

This PowerPoint was developed through the Louisiana Child Welfare Comprehensive Workforce Project at LSU in cooperation with the National Resource Center on Permanency and Family Engagement. Leadership has been provided by Gary Mallon, DSW. This 2012 training has been presented … Read More

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Louisiana CINC Benchbook

The Court Improvement Program of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Louisiana Judicial College, and Pelican Center for Children and Families is delighted to announce the publication of the Louisiana Child in Need of Care Benchbook for Juvenile Judges. The Benchbook project is a … Read More

HOW AND WHY TO INVOLVE THE COURTS IN YOUR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES REVIEW

HOW AND WHY TO INVOLVE THE COURTS IN YOUR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES REVIEW: Suggestions for Agency Administrators As the third Round of Federal Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSR) begins, this paper describes how involving courts and attorneys in the CFSR can support … Read More

Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Judicial Bench Book

Collateral consequences are legal disabilities imposed by law that result from a criminal conviction. The laws that spawn these collateral consequences can create social and economic barriers for those with criminal convictions. They are known to adversely affect adoptions, housing, … Read More