- December 2018/January 2019
- Vol. 19, No. 10
- Children's Bureau Express
- Spotlight on the Role of the Legal and Judicial Community in Improving Outcomes for Children and Families
Spotlight on the Role of the Legal and Judicial Community in Improving Outcomes for Children and Families
This month's issue of CBX highlights the important partnership between the legal and judicial systems and child welfare. Because this topic is so important, we are making it the focus of the entire issue and not just the Spotlight section. Read a message from the Children’s Bureau’s David Kelly, as well as featured guest articles from Vivek Sankaran, Director, Child Advocacy Law Clinic, University of Michigan Law School; Judge Derek C. Swope, West Virginia Circuit Court; and Allison Green, Special Assistant Professional & Foster America Fellow, Missouri Children's Division. This issue also includes a variety of resources on the essential collaboration between attorneys, judges, and child welfare agencies.
- Beyond the Table: The Need to Work With Courts and the Legal Community to Improve Child Welfare Outcomes
Written by David Kelly, Children's Bureau. For years, the Children's Bureau and our national partners have promoted and supported the notion that courts and the legal community should be...
- Leadership From State Supreme Courts
Written by Vivek Sankaran, director, Child Advocacy Law Clinic, University of Michigan Law School. A few weeks back, I had a child protective hearing in Flint, Michigan. At the outset of the...
- Prevention as Our Common Goal: A Proposed Community Path to Success
Written by Judge Derek C. Swope, West Virginia Circuit Court.As a West Virginia Circuit Court judge, my most important duty is to protect the children in our community. They are the most...
- Missouri’s Multidisciplinary Approach to Child Welfare Systems Transformation
Written by Allison Green, Special Assistant Professional & Foster America Fellow, Missouri Children's Division.It's often said that that attorneys and social workers "speak two different...