July 22, 2018

Shelf Number: 0900 - 02

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Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Examining State Statutes in Everyday Practice

Research report identifying effective court practice for the processing of child abuse and neglect cases. Reviews both state and national reports, statutory requirements and time frames, unique approaches to case processing and permanency and effectiveness of state statutes. Discusses areas in need of improvement, thoroughness of statutes, adherence to mandated time frames, the use of continuances, adherence to statutory guidelines other than time frames, and a summary of proposed statutory changes. Identifies nationwide similarities in state problems. Compares states with separate child abuse and neglect statutes, versus states that blend child abuse and neglect statutes with delinquency.

Available Media: Print

Producer: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

Seminar: Permanency Planning for Children Project

Source: NRI