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June 2009Vol. 10, No. 5Laws on Family Engagement

American Humane's National Center on Family Group Decision Making has assembled some U.S. and Canadian laws into one document: A Compilation of State and Provincial Laws, Policies, Rules and Regulations on Family Group Decision Making and Other Family Engagement Approaches in Child Welfare Decision Making. The paper presents the results of an Internet search using a series of key words to identify relevant laws and policies for 16 States, the District of Columbia, and 3 Canadian Provinces. The entry for each State or Province presents the key words used, citations, and a brief description of the laws and/or policies. Links are provided to documentation where available.

The publication is available on American Humane's website: (197 KB)