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September 2008Vol. 9, No. 7The Role of the Court in Achieving Timely Permanency

The role of different court personnel in achieving permanency for children in foster care is the focus of the July 2008 issue of the Judges' Page Newsletter. Articles from experts in the field discuss the role of judges, the child's attorney, the child's court-appointed special advocate (CASA) or guardian ad litem, the parent's attorney, and foster youth. Other articles feature court-based programs with innovative practices to expedite permanency for children in foster care, including some model court programs and Tribal and State cross-jurisdiction hearings.

The Judges' Page Newsletter is a publication of the National CASA Association in partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. It is available online: (PDF - 229 KB)