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2010 Regional CJI Team Meetings
SOME THINGS CAN WAIT. CHILDREN CANNOT.
Children Need Permanency
Victims of child abuse and neglect and children in placement come before Minnesota’s courts for protection from further harm and for timely decision making regarding their safety, permanency, and wellbeing. Children and their families also come before the courts because they need support and services. Agencies come before the courts for approval of plans to support children and families and for timely review of those plans. Each of these cases involving vulnerable children impose upon judges, social workers, attorneys, GALs, tribes, foster parents, and others a special duty to ensure that the child’s safety and wellbeing needs are met and that timely permanency is achieved. Federal and state data, including court data, show that in Minnesota there is significant opportunity to improve how our state provides safe, stable, permanent homes for these children. In light of the data, the Minnesota Judicial Council is considering the adoption of Judicial Branch policies aimed at implementing court-related best practices designed to improve achievement of timely permanency.
Purpose of Regional Team Meetings
Each CJI team was invited to attend the Regional CJI Team Meeting for its judicial district to be updated about court practices designed to achieve timely permanency for children. Each team also began to develop a CJI permanency action plan to implement or improve the practices to achieve timely permanency.
Located below are links to powerpoint presentations and other materials distributed at the 10 regional team meetings.
Key Note Speaker Powerpoints
Continuing Education Information
CJI Permanency Action Plan Template
Concurrent Permanency Planning
Identifying and Engaging Fathers
Search for and Engaging Relatives
Supporting Older Youth in Foster Care
Engaging Youth and Youth Attending Court
Partnernig with Tribes
Racial Dispartities and Disproportionality
Visitation -- Parents and Siblings
Court and DHS Data
Judy Nord Send an email via our contact form
Staff Attorney- Children's Justice Initiative