• July 2012
  • Vol. 13, No. 6

Spotlight on Dependency and Juvenile Courts

This month, CBX looks at the important role the juvenile court system plays in child welfare. We highlight a collaborative program among the DC Family Court, DC CASA, and the DC Child and Family Services Agency that is preparing youth to transition from foster care to adulthood.

  • Dependency Court Focuses on Education
    An article in the winter 2011-2012 issue of Youth Law News, the quarterly legal journal of the National Center for Youth Law, highlights the Middle School Education Court (MSEC) in Santa Clara...
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  • Preparing Youth for Adulthood
    In 2007, roughly 800 Washington, DC, youth transitioning from child welfare planned to exit care with Alternative Planned Permanent Living Arrangements (APPLA). APPLA is a permanency option...
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  • A Caregiver's Guide to the Juvenile Court System
    "How a Child Enters the Juvenile Court System," a chapter in Wyoming's Department of Family Service's Handbook For Foster and Relative Caregivers, helps foster and relative caregivers...
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  • Judicial Reform in New York
    Two recent publications address ongoing court improvement efforts in New York State that show promise for addressing the particular problems of youth involved with both child welfare and juvenile...
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  • New Issue of CASA's Connection
    With studies showing that youth involved in child welfare have a much higher likelihood of entering the juvenile justice system, effective collaboration among child welfare agencies, juvenile...
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  • New Frontier in Serving Crossover Youth
    A white paper sponsored by Georgetown University's Center for Juvenile Justice Reform and the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps provides a new framework for serving youth involved in both...
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