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The Miami Child Well-Being Court Model(TM): A Handbook for Clinicians

This technical assistance brief intended to serve as an introductory guide for communities seeking an overview of the Miami CWBC(TM) model and a roadmap of key steps to take in support of implementation, maintenance, and sustainability of the model. Author: Jennifer Goldman Fraser, PhD, Cecilia Casanueva, PhD  

The Miami Child Well-Being Court Model(TM) : Essential Elements and Implementation Guidance

This technical assistance brief intended to serve as an introductory guide for communities seeking an overview of the Miami CWBC(TM) model and a roadmap of key steps to take in support of implementation, maintenance, and sustainability of the model. Author: Jennifer Goldman Fraser, PhD, Cecilia Casanueva, PhD,  

Fact Sheet: Youth In Court

On June 1st the Rules of Juvenile Procedure will require judges to inquire why children are not present for dependency court hearings. This brochure explains the rule change and answers many questions about children’s appearance in court. Please print and distribute to children in care, their caregivers and advocates.

Dependency – Step by Step

This training is intended to provide an overview of dependency court to attorneys who have volunteered to represent children in dependency proceedings.

Legal Representation of Dependent Children: A 2012 Report on Florida’s Patchwork System

This report examines how Florida’s system of child representation evolved, which children are supposed to get representation today, and which communities provide counsel to children. It also provides a list of the programs that provide counsel for children in each judicial circuit and shows what percentage of children in each community potentially have access to […]

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