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Mission Statement

The Child Welfare Court Improvement Project ("CWCIP") is a federally-funded initiative that supports the Family Court's mandate to promote the safety, permanence and well-being of abused and neglected children.

In recognition of the integral role courts play in charting the course for children who are the subject of abuse, neglect, foster care, termination of parental rights and adoption proceedings, the project provides resources and technical assistance to promote continuous quality improvement at the intersection of the legal/judicial and child welfare systems.





What's New?

The Statewide System Reform Program – Better For Families (SSRP – BFF) is a federally project funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) that seeks to improve the outcomes for children and families who have contact with the child welfare system as a result of substance use disorders (SUDs). Statewide cross-systems reform will be accomplished by:  identifying the most effective hallmarks of Family Treatment Courts (FTCs) and infusing them into a specific practice approach to benefit the target population in the general child welfare case load; and strengthening existing family treatment courts so they can operate at full capacity.

2016 Child Welfare Court Data Metrics PDF

2015 Child Welfare Court Data Metrics PDF