November 16, 2017

Timely Interstate Placements

AUGUST 2003

RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association encourages state, local, and territorial officials to recognize the need for the timely disposition of requests for approval of interstate placements, the importance of cooperation between and among state, local and territorial officials responsible for seeking and granting approval of such placements, and the harm suffered by children when unnecessary delays occur in the approval of interstate placements;

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association supports ongoing, continuing legal education, concerning "best practices" principles, for judges, lawyers, and social workers in accordance with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges federal, state and territorial governments to evaluate and improve laws, policies, procedures and practices governing the interstate placement of children and the jurisdiction of a juvenile or family court or as a result of proceedings associated with child abuse, neglect, delinquency, adoption, or guardianship.