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.
2021-2022 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.
Past CIP Talks
Lily Colby, Esq.
Ways We Engage: Three Strategies to Improve the Foster Care System
The Honorable Judge Madelin F. Einbinder
The Judge and the Child Partnership: Engaging Youth in Court Hearings
Jennifer Rhodes, BSW and Madison Sandoval-Lunn
Leveraging Lived Expertise to Create Systems Change
Leveraging Lived Expertise to Create Systems Change Action Guide
February 2022 CIP Talks Action Guide
Andrea Khoury, Esq.
Youth Voice in Realizing Justice
Youths Report to Court – Dream Sheet
Pathways to Youth Voice
The Honorable Aurora Martinez Jones
Listen to Believe
Making Live Experience Engagement Authentic, Intentional, and Mutually Beneficial
NACC Lived Experience Expert Tip Sheet
Judge Ernestine Gray
Uprooted and Traumatized: Avoiding Unnecessary Removals
Humanizing Reasonable Efforts
To view more past CIP Talks, see the videos here.