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How and Why to Involve the Courts in Your Child and Family Services Review: Suggestions for Agency Administrators
Learn how involving courts and attorneys in the CFSR can support making effective improvements to State child welfare programs.
Capacity Building Center for Courts
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 making effective improvements to State child welfare programs. The paper also addresses how to involve the courts and the range of legal and judicial issues that can be relevant and important to the CFSR.
Capacity Building Center for Courts (2016). How and Why to Involve the Courts in Your Child and Family Services Review: Suggestions for Agency Administrators. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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This paper provides an introduction to CFSRs, an explanation of why CFSRs are important to maintaining the momentum of court improvement efforts, and specific suggestions for how courts can become involved in CFSRs.
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