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Alternative Response

Carla Carpenter

This publication focuses on alternative response child protection models, examines the national data on alternative response structures, and reviews Ohio's implementation of an alternative response model. Efforts in Minnesota and Missouri are also discussed. [MORELINK]


Children's Advocacy Centers in Ohio: An Effective Multidisciplinary Approach to Investigating Child Abuse

Gene Siegel

This issue reviews Ohio's use of its child advocacy centers and inter-agency coordination in responding to and investigating reports of child abuse.


Developing Coordinated Local Responses to Address the Needs of Ohio's Aging Population

Gregory Halemba, Hunter Hurst IV

This edition of Children, Families and the Courts: Ohio Bulletin examines a number of issues related to Aging services and providing a seamless cradle to grave family support system in Ohio. The newsletter opens with a summary of Ohio's state summit on Aging and provides examples of county innovations presented at the conference.


Effectively Intervening with Dual Jurisdiction Youth in Ohio

Gregory Halemba, Rachael Lord

This publication reports on a variety of activities jointly administered by the Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to improve both the interaction between child welfare and judicial systems, and on the effectiveness of intervention in cases involving families where judicial action is required.


Families in Court for Child Protection and Domestic Violence

Hunter Hurst IV

This report discusses the coordination of efforts to combat child maltreatment and domestic violence, and a publication called Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence & Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice. It also describes the experience of Ohio communities that have implemented selected recommendations from the Guidelines.


Federal Placement Assistance Funding for Delinquency Services

Patrick Griffin, Gregory Halemba

This publication guides Ohio juvenile courts in making changes in their handling of cases in order to comply with the mandates of the Federal Title IV-E Foster Care program.


Interstate Placements: Safeguarding Ohio's Children

Rachael Lord

This bulletin reviews the agreement among states on child welfare placement of children known as the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC); presents a former judge's opinions on the ICPC process; offers the history and a comparison of the 'old' and 'new' Compact provisions; lists provisions of recent federal and Ohio legislation on the issue; and shows graphical depictions of in-state and out-of-state placement data.


Making Progress: Improving Representation in Juvenile and Family Law

Rachael Lord

This report focuses on concerns in Ohio about attorney representation for children and families, particularly practice standards, compensation and support services for attorneys, training programs in juvenile and family law, and law school recruitment programs. Several model programs are highlighted. [MORELINK]


Ohio Family and Children First

Hunter Hurst

Ohio historically has led the way in integrating leadership and coordination of health, education, and social services for children and families. Since the early 1990s, Family and Children First Councils (FCFCs) in every Ohio county have provided the structure for energetic local leadership and collaboration, capacity development, seamless service coordination, and family empowerment and engagement. This issue of Children, Families and the Courts will provide some background on the history and activities of FCFCs, …


Ohio Family Courts

Hunter Hurst IV

This issue of the Ohio Children, Families and the Court Bulletin briefly examines Ohio's role in the birth and growth of the family court idea, places Ohio family courts in the current national context, characterizes the various types of family court approaches being taken across the state, and provides an in-depth look at innovative family courts in selected Ohio counties.

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