May 01, 2012

The Court-Ordered Case Plan

Therese Roe Lund and Jennifer Renne
  • Learn how to increase the case plan's likelihood of success.
  • See what a safety-related case plan looks like.

Introduction

Child Safety: A Guide for Judges and Attorneys is a book that assists the legal community in better understanding certain social work constructs in child abuse and neglect cases. The purpose of the book is to educate attorneys and judges about the method by which child welfare agencies gather information about a family and make basic safety decisions such as initial removal and reunification, thereby helping attorneys and judges to be better equipped to hold the child welfare agency accountable to this process. Removal and reunification decisions have a profound impact on children and families. The Child Safety Guide demystifies the process of assessing child safety decision-making by providing a rigorous analytical framework that attorneys can use to actively involve themselves and their clients in defining and shaping safety decisions, thus providing effective representation on issues of removal and return of children throughout the life of the case.

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