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October 2008Vol. 9, No. 8Booklets Help Families Navigate the Court System

To help youth, foster parents, biological parents, judges, attorneys, social workers, clinicians, child advocates, and others who work with children and families better understand both the judicial system and child welfare practice, the New Mexico Court Improvement Project (CIP) produced a series of online and print booklets. Topics include:

  • Advocacy for children and families
  • The role of mediation
  • Maintaining family connections
  • Resources for incarcerated parents
  • Youth transitioning to independent living
  • Preserving Indian families

The series is just part of the CIP effort to develop innovative approaches that advance court, agency, and stakeholder collaboration in improving the safety, permanency, and well-being of children and families in the child welfare system.

All booklets are available for download, and most are available in both English and Spanish.