Supporting Remote Family Time during the Pandemic and Beyond: The Judge's Role
This alert highlights how the legal community is using remote family time during the pandemic, its benefits and drawbacks, how judge's can support its use, and how it can be used to help maintain family connections in the future.
Supporting School Stability for Children in Foster Care during COVID-19 and Beyond
This alert explains why prioritizing education is important for children in foster care, critical education issues for children in foster care, who is involved in advocating for the education of children in foster care, judges’ roles in keeping children in care on track in school, and how courts can collaborate with schools and child welfare agencies to help children in care succeed in school.
Supporting Early Legal Advocacy before Court Involvement in Child Welfare Cases
This judicial action alert highlights the reasons for providing legal advocacy early in a child welfare case before court involvement. It explains legal advocates' roles, benefits of this advocacy, how it supports judges’ roles, how judges can support it, and how communities are using it in child welfare cases.
Ensuring High-Quality Legal Representation for Parents and Children
This alert highlights key aspects of high-quality legal representation relevant to judges and courts and how judges can promote quality representation. It explores funding considerations, challenges to providing high-quality representation and how judges can help address them; and how multidisciplinary representation offers high-quality representation.