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Upcoming Changes to Congregate Care in CINC Cases: Qualified Residential Treatment Programs and the Court Process (QRTPs)

  • 08/27/2021
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • 129

Upcoming Changes to Congregate Care in CINC Cases: Qualified Residential Treatment Programs and the Court Process (QRTPs)

AUGUST 27th   12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Court Improvement Program of the Louisiana Supreme Court in partnership with the Pelican Center for Children and Families welcomes you to attend a virtual introduction to Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs), a key component of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), which became law in 2018. 

FFPSA is focused on placing children with family members or in foster homes rather than in congregate care settings and encourages the use of QRTPs only when necessary to address trauma and behavioral health challenges. Judicial review and approval are required for QRTP placement beginning on October 1, 2021. This CLE/CEU will provide an overview of QRTP requirements, timelines, and family engagement. Presenters will explain the court review process and the standards and findings that must be met for QRTP placement. Participants will be directed to helpful resources. 

This training is designed for district attorneys and assistant district attorneys, Bureau of General Counsel, parents’ attorneys, children’s attorneys, DCFS staff, CASA, and court staff.

This course is free and has been submitted for 1.0 hour of CLE and CEU. Application for CLE is pending.

This course has been approved for 1 hour of CEU credit.

Course Objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of recently enacted Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) provisions related to Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs)
  • Understand timelines and requirements for QRTP placement, court review and ruling processes, and family engagement 
  • Access QRTP resources including an FAQ and Quick Reference Guide and Bench Card
  • Develop familiarity with model court documents

CIP June to September 2021 Training Calendar.pdf

Please register now to receive the link via email. Links are sent 24 hours prior to the workshop. You will receive a registration confirmation when you sign up.

You will need a computer (with sound) or a smart phone/tablet to participate in the sessions. We encourage you to participate and have your computer camera turned on. 


Who do I call with any questions? Contact Jennifer at Team Dynamics at 985-624-3514.

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