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Court Improvement Program (CIP) Talks

Upcoming CIP Talks

The 2021-2022 CIP Talk series focuses on engagement and empowerment of youth voice at both an individual and a system level. This dynamic series brings together those who have experienced foster care, attorneys, and judges who provide their perspective on not only how we might more fully engage youth in the process as it exists today, but also how we might support youth with lived experience as they take a leadership role in efforts to create a better system for the future.

The CIP Talk Series will continue on February 7, 2022.

*The upcoming CIP Talk will be posted here shortly*

To register for the Q&A following the talks, please click the button below.

Each live Q&A will begin at approximately 12:15 pm PT / 3:15 pm ET. We encourage you to view the premiere prior to attending the live Q&A. A Zoom link will be sent to you once you complete your registration. To register, please use the link below.

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CIP Talks

Court Improvement Program (CIP) Talks provide inspiration on how the legal community can work with partners to better serve vulnerable families and help improve child welfare outcomes. If we are serious about serving children and families more effectively, we must fully invest in coordinated strategies and jointly own the outcomes we achieve. The Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Courts focuses on building the capacity of court improvement programs to improve child welfare practice in the courts and legal community. For more information, click here.

Past CIP Talks

Andrea Khoury, Esq.

Youth Voice in Realizing Justice
January 2022

Youths Report to Court – Dream Sheet

Diamond Whitley

Pathways to Youth Voice
December 2021

The Honorable Aurora Martinez Jones

Listen to Believe
November 2021

Cristal Ramirez

Making Live Experience Engagement Authentic, Intentional, and Mutually Beneficial
October 2021

NACC Lived Experience Expert Tip Sheet

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Judge Ernestine Gray

Uprooted and Traumatized: Avoiding Unnecessary Removals
January 2021

Christine Kiesel

Humanizing Reasonable Efforts
December 2020


To view more past CIP Talks, see the videos here.

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