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Working with the Courts in Child Protection

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  1. Purpose and Overview
  2. small popup bubbleThe Court System and Child Protection
  3. small popup bubbleThe Interplay Between Child Maltreatment Legislation and Caseworker Practice
  4. The Juvenile Court Process
  5. The Criminal Court Process
  6. Domestic Relations Cases and Other Court Proceedings
  7. Going to Court
  8. Working with the Courts
  9. Court Improvement and Best Practices


  1. Glossary of Terms
  2. Resource Listings of Selected National Organizations Concerned with Child Maltreatment
  3. State Telephone Numbers for Reporting Child Abuse
  4. Guidelines for Child Protective Services Caseworkers for Permanency and Review Hearings
  5. Legal and Judicial Issues Suggested by the Child and Family Services Review Performance Indicators
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