Determining the Best Interests of the Child - Wyoming


Citation: Ann. Stat. § 14-3-201 

The purpose of §§ 14-3-201 through 14-3-216 is to delineate the responsibilities of the State agency; other governmental agencies; or officials, professionals, and citizens to intervene on behalf of a child suspected of being abused or neglected, to protect the best interests of the child, to further offer protective services when necessary in order to prevent any harm to the child or any other children living in the home, to protect children from abuse or neglect that jeopardize their health or welfare, to stabilize the home environment, to preserve family life whenever possible, and to provide permanency for the child in appropriate circumstances. The child's health, safety, and welfare shall be of paramount concern in implementing and enforcing this article.