Child Welfare Summit

CIP Stories Podcast

Tune into the CIP Stories podcast to hear coordinators and directors share their stories about the Court Improvement Program, which aims to improve safety, permanency and well-being for children and families.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or RSS feedEpisodes will be released every other week.

Continuing Upward From the Summit

Due to overwhelming participation in this event, Summit partners held regional virtual meetings with Summit teams to allow for further discussion, peer networking and peer learning.

Ensuring Justice in Child Welfare Virtual Summit

On August 10-11, 2020, the Ensuring Justice in Child Welfare virtual summit convened teams inclusive of leadership from the courts as well as from the child welfare agency to attend a series of online presentations focused on strategies to support racial justice in the child welfare system. Almost 500 team members attended, representing every state, three territories, and five tribes, in addition to several hundred observers.

The purpose of the Ensuring Justice in Child Welfare virtual summit was to energize teams comprised of court and child welfare system leaders and stakeholders around collaborative efforts to intentionally focus on racial justice by harnessing the power of judicial leadership and embracing strategies that strengthen families, prevent unnecessary removal of children, and provide equitable access to justice for all families.

Summit Resources

Ensuring Justice in Child Welfare Virtual Summit  Day 1 Recording
Ensuring Justice in Child Welfare Virtual Summit  Day 2 Recording

National Judicial Leadership Summit IV on Child Welfare

The National Judicial Leadership Summit IV on Child Welfare, was held in September 2019 and was intended to mobilize the legal and judicial community and other child welfare partners around a new national vision for ensuring the well-being of children with their families.  We urge you to use the key principles to guide your work in your respective jurisdictions. We also urge other national partners and organizations to use these principles as a guiding vision going forward.

Summit IV Opening Video: What  if?

Summit IV Videos

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Other Summit IV Resources

CIP Stories Podcast

Tune into the CIP Stories podcast to hear coordinators and directors share their stories about the Court Improvement Program, which aims to improve safety, permanency and well-being for children and families.

Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts or RSS feedEpisodes will be released every other week.