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Standards of Practice




Evaluations of Legal Representation for Parents

Parent Guides

Parent Know Your Rights Guides

Videos & Webinars

Why Quality Legal Representation Matters for Families Affected by Substance Use Disorders

Webinar presentation exploring the attributes of quality legal representation for parents involved in child welfare proceedings. It focuses on the parent attorney's role to ensure reasonable efforts are made on behalf of families affected by substance use disorders to access quality services to prevent removal and support timely reunification and permanency. 

New Jersey Videos

Video links from Legal Services of New Jersey including policy, press, and client stories.

Giving Parents a Voice

This film from Mississippi gives a national perspective on representing parents in the child welfare system.


Parent Representation Generally

Advocacy and Reform


Foster Care Risks

Incarcerated Parents

Nonoffending Parents

Parent Partner Programs

Parent Social Workers

Parent Visitation

Pregnant and Parenting Teens

Reinstatement of Parental Rights

Substance Abuse

Housing and Child Welfare: Litigation Strategies and Advocacy Tools for Parents’ Attorneys Webinar

Presented with support of the National Center for Housing and Child Welfare (NCHCW).
Audio | Slides )

Indian Child Welfare Act: What Parents' Attorneys Need to Know

Part 1 - Overview Audio l Slides )

Part 2 - Qualified Expert Witnesses ( Audio l Slides )

Part 3 - Transfers & Motions to Invalidate ( Audio l Slides )