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Court Improvement Program (CIP) Training

The purposes of the training is to build and expand stakeholder knowledge of: (1) the purpose of the U.S. Children’s Bureau’s Court Improvement Program; (2) best practices legal representation for parents, children and child welfare agencies in child welfare proceedings; and (3) legal permanency as required by federal statute.

 Export to Your Calendar 6/30/2017
When: Friday, June 30
12:30 PM
Where: Superior Court of the Virgin Islands
5400 Veteran's Drive
Jury Assembly Room
St. Thomas, St. Thomas 
Virgin Islands, U.S.
Contact: Bridget R. Hodge
(340) 693-6428
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United States Virgin Islands Court Improvement Program (CIP) Training Agenda

The purposes of the training is to build and expand stakeholder knowledge of: (1) the purpose of the U.S. Children’s Bureau’s Court Improvement Program; (2) best practices legal representation for parents, children and child welfare agencies in child welfare proceedings; and (3) legal permanency as required by federal statute.

This training qualifies for 2 CLE Credits, including 1 Ethics/Professionalism Credit. 

June 30, 2017

12:30-1:00       Introduction to the Federal Court Improvement Program

Learning Objectives:  Learners will obtain a working knowledge of the purpose of the CIP and better understand their potential roles in CIP work and how the program can help promote meaningful and ongoing collaboration with the child welfare agency and continuous quality improvement of court hearings and legal representation.

1:15 – 2:15      Quality Legal Representation:  Best Practices in Child Welfare

Learning Objectives:  Learners will expand their knowledge of best practices in legal representation in child welfare proceedings, gain a heightened understanding of the importance of procedural justice in child welfare proceedings, and leave with a number of simple, no cost practice tips (for judges, attorneys, and social workers) that research has proven effective in enhancing party engagement in child welfare law proceedings.

 2:30 - 3:30      Legal Permanency:  Meeting the Requirements of Law in Practice

Learning Objectives:  Learners will enhance their understanding of legal permanence under the Adoption Assistance and Safe Families Act, develop a deeper knowledge of the required judicial determinations under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, and gain practice in considering and advocating for case specific permanency.

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