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2010 Regional CJI Team Meetings


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

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