GATHER. LEARN. COLLABORATE.
____ Hosted by the Court Improvement Program of the Louisiana Supreme Court ____
ACT 6: POST-PLACEMENT UPDATES
IN PRIVATE AND AGENCY ADOPTIONS
Thursday, October 21st | 12:00pm-1:00pm
The Court Improvement Program (CIP) of the Louisiana Supreme Court in partnership with the Pelican Center for Children and Families welcomes you to attend a virtual CIP Café introduction to Louisiana’s Act 6 and its impact on private and agency adoption.
About This Training
This CLE/CEU training will provide an overview of the Act 6 requirements and responsibilities of stakeholders. Participants will be able to ask questions as well as be directed to helpful resources.
This training is free, has been approved for 1.0 hour of CLE by the Louisiana Child Welfare Training Academy as authorized by the LSBSW ,and is designed for all judges, private adoption attorneys, adoption agencies, clerks of court, and legal and child welfare stakeholders.
About Act 6
Act 6 became law on August 1, 2021, amending and enacting Children’s Code Articles 1213, 1217.1, 1233, 1235, and 1239.1 relative to post-placement functions and uniformity in Louisiana private and agency adoptions. The new legislation defines requirements for the frequency of supervisory visits, content of supervisory reports, supportive services to be provided during the supervisory period, and availability of 24-hour crisis assistance for adoptive parents pending finalization. Significantly, the Act also includes requirements for courts in collecting and submitting additional information for each finalized adoption to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to release annual statistics on adoptions and placements of children in Louisiana.