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September 2010Vol. 11, No. 7Handling Crossover Cases in Child Welfare and Juvenile Delinquency

The need for collaboration and coordination among public agencies, attorneys, judges, and court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers involved in crossover cases is the focus of the March 2010 issue of the Judges' Page Newsletter. Crossover cases are those involving children and youth who have a case in the dependency court as well as the delinquency court. Crossover cases may also include children and youth who have committed a status offense or a child in need of care or supervision (CHINS) offense. In some States, the same court will have jurisdiction over both kinds of cases. In other States, there are two court systems involved with different judges having jurisdiction. In this newsletter, experts from the field discuss cross-systems approaches to handling these cases that can help ensure that youth receive needed services and supports.

The Judges' Page Newsletter is a publication of the National CASA Association in partnership with the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges: