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Monthly CIP Cafe' - January: Reasonable Efforts

  • 01/19/2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online

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GATHER. LEARN. COLLABORATE.

____       Hosted by the Court Improvement Program of the Louisiana Supreme Court       ____


Thursday, January 19th   | 12:00pm-1:00pm

APPROVED FOR 1 HOUR CLE/CEU


At this virtual CLE/CEU, the presenters will address important questions often raised by stakeholders:

  • What is the basis for making reasonable efforts?
  • What are some examples of reasonable efforts to prevent removal and to finalize the permanent plan?
  • What does reasonable efforts mean for the children and families being served?
  • Under what circumstances does DCFS risk losing Title IV-E reimbursement if reasonable efforts are not made?
  • What happens to Title IV-E reimbursement when a “no reasonable efforts” finding is made?

Speakers:

  • Cassondra Johnson, Child Welfare Manager for Federal Programs and Grants, Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
  • Samantha Morrison, Peer and Equity Specialist, Pelican Center for Children and Families
  • Mark Harris, Executive Director, Pelican Center for Children and Families

Agenda:

12:00 – 12:25pm        Reasonable Efforts

  • §  Law, Requirements, Findings, and Examples
12:25 – 12:45pm        Title IV-E Reimbursement
  • §  Nuts and Bolts

12:45 – 1:00pm          Questions and Discussion


Objectives:

  • Learn the law and reasonable efforts findings that must be made at Child in Need of Care Hearings.
  • Gain familiarity with types of reasonable efforts to be made by the Department of Children and Family Services.
  • Understand the specific relationship between Title IV-E reimbursement and reasonable efforts findings at the different junctures of the case.

    This training is free and is designed for all judges, private adoption attorneys, adoption agencies, clerks of court, foster parents, social workers, educators, faith-based leaders and child welfare stakeholders.


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