Found 10 results for "Rachael Lord"

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2004 

When Systems Collide: Improving Court Practices and Programs in Dual Jurisdiction Cases

Gene Siegel, Rachael Lord

Identifies promising court-based or court-linked practices and programs that address the difficult challenges posed by dual jurisdiction cases.

2005 

The Effect of MEPA-IEP Legislation in Ohio

Rachael Lord

This report discusses adoptions in Ohio under the requirements of the federal law called the Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994.

2006 

Summary of the Ohio Court Improvement Reassessment; Recommendations for Improvement; and Court Initiatives Making Progress (Winter 2006)

Rachael Lord

This edition of the Ohio Bulletin reprints the Executive Summary of the Ohio State Court Improvement Program Reassessment and its recommendations... In addition, there is a section highlighting the three Ohio Model Court Sites..., which provides some history and current program information about the jurisdictions participating in the Model Court Project. And finally, a selection of several Ohio courts have been highlighted for their innovative case management practices on their dependency dockets.

2005 

Pennsylvania CIP Reassessment Study: Final Report with State-Level Recommendations

Gregory Halemba, Hunter Hurst IV, Susanna Zawacki, Rachael Lord

As part of a national court improvement project (CIP), the Philadelphia Family Court is responsible for a statewide assessment of Pennsylvania court processing of dependency matters. The National Center for Juvenile Justice was selected to conduct the initial assessment, which was completed in 1998. A number of site-specific and state-level recommendations were made at that time, with particular reference to Allegheny and Philadelphia County court reform.

2008 

Ohio's Child and Family Services Review

Rachael Lord

This edition of Children, Families and the Courts, Ohio Bulletin will present a national overview of the CFSR process, identifying the changes that have been made to the process as a result of state comment; briefly summarize Ohio's previous review and subsequent Program Improvement Plan (PIP); examine the schedule of events leading up to Ohio's 2008 CFSR; and, discuss Ohio current preparation efforts. [MORELINK]

2006 

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]

2005 

Lehigh County (Allentown, PA) Court of Common Pleas On-Site Recommendations and Report

Gregory Halemba, Rachael Lord

This report provides the results of a three-day court assessment conducted in 2004 by the National Center for Juvenile Justice for the Lehigh County (Allentown, PA) Court of Common Pleas. The focus of the project was the Court's handling of child maltreatment cases. This project was part of Pennsylvania's Court Improvement Program reassessment, and involved several other county court systems in addition to Lehigh County. This report offers eleven recommendations for court improvement that …

2006 

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.

2005 

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.

2004 

Arizona Dual Jurisdiction Study: Final Report

Gregory Halemba, Gene Siegel, Rachael Lord, Susanna Zawacki

This paper highlights promising court-based practices and programs that have the potential to address the difficult challenges posed by dual jurisdiction cases. It is an initial effort to present what juvenile courts are currently doing or what juvenile courts can do to improve coordination of dual jurisdiction matters.

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