WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2018 — The American Bar Association sent a letter to Senate and House leaders urging them to reauthorize the Court Improvement Program (CIP) through the “Continuation of Useful Resources to States” or COURTS Act.
H.R. 4461, introduced by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas), and S. 2173, introduced by Senators John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) are complementary bills and reauthorize CIP, a critical bipartisan initiative that improves legal processes in the child welfare system and provides the only direct federal funds to child welfare courts throughout the country. CIP is a 25-year-old program that has produced exceptional results for child welfare cases in every state in the country.
Read the full letter here.
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