Court Improvement Program (CIP) Talks

“How Judges and Attorneys Help Strengthen Families”

Watch the Talks Live

February 28, 2018, 12:00 – 5:00 PM
National Center for State Courts (NCSC) Moot Courtroom
300 Newport Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23185

The Court Improvement Program (CIP) Talks event will feature ten succinct talks by nationally recognized child welfare experts all discussing the roles that courts and attorneys play in keeping families healthy, strong, and together.

The talks will be conducted in front of a live audience, livecast for virtual viewers, and recorded. Talks are intended to prompt viewers to think about the work in new or different ways, expose viewers to promising, proven, or innovative approaches, and provide useful practice tips and knowledge. Topics will discuss the roles judges and attorneys play in strengthening families, by:

  • helping reduce the number of unnecessary removals;
  • engaging parents, children and youth;
  • improving case planning and ensuring effective service provision;
  • promoting kinship care;
  • increasing and enhancing family/parenting time; and
  • advancing child and parent well-being

This event is being held by the Children’s Bureau, the National Child Welfare Capacity Building Center for Courts and the National Center for State Courts. The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, National Council for Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and National Association of Counsel for Children will all be participating.