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Children & the Law
by Claire Chiamulera
Judge Dan Michael shares how he and his staff transformed the Memphis and Shelby County Juvenile Court and adopted practices that were sensitive to child and family trauma.
As an NCJFCJ Implementation Court since fall 2016, the Berrien County Trial Court, Family Division in Michigan is working to improve children’s involvement in court proceedings . Judge Brian Berger, one of three judges assigned to the family division, shares how the court is developing a child-in-court protocol, highlights of the protocol, and anticipated benefits.