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Court Improvement Program Training

  • 2019 CIP UNDERSTANDING & USING DATA AVAILABLE TO YOU (CHAPIN HALL'S FOSTER CARE DATA ARCHIVE) (J, SJ, CA, CIP)

    Free Recorded Webcast (September 5, 2019)

    Course Description: Data on child welfare case processing and outcomes are not always easy to come by. At the state level, the child welfare agency must report specific data points to the federal government. These data are made available to the public, however, they are limited in scope and only include the largest jurisdictions in the state. Chapin Hall, through their Foster Care Data Archive, works with states to compile their child welfare data in a meaningful way. These data are often more current than the publicly available data and can be examined by each judicial district in the state providing child welfare and legal professionals an opportunity to track their data over time. This training will introduce professionals to the Foster Care Data Archive website and walk people through the basic steps for exploring their own data in a meaningful way. Opportunities will be provided for participants to ask questions and explore the availability of data elements they are interested in.

  • 2018 NEVADA JUVENILE DEPENDENCY MEDIATION PROGRAM: AN OVERVIEW (CIP, J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (February 9, 2018)

    Course Description: The statewide Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program (JDMP) was launched in July 2016. The purpose of the Program is to improve system processing of dependency cases; thereby decreasing time to permanency and termination of parental rights (TPR). In so doing, it helps stabilize children’s lives by getting them into safe, secure, and permanent homes in a timely manner consistent with the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. This course provides an overview of Nevada’s Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program, its purposes and processes and basic tips and strategies to ensure successful participation in juvenile dependency mediations.

  • 2017 Court Improvement Program (CIP) Indian Child Welfare Act: New Regulations (CIP, J, SJ, CA, M/S, C)

    Free Recorded Webcast (July 25, 2017)

    Course Description: The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) was passed in 1978 after two years of Congressional hearings determined that Native children were being removed from their families and communities at disproportionately high rates. Since passage, courts around the country have struggled to understand the intent of the law and inconsistent implementation has left many individuals and families feeling frustrated and unable to trust the system. Many workers assigned to ICWA cases have felt similar frustration as terms like “active efforts” and “good cause” have not been adequately defined. In December 2016, federal regulations went into effect adding new requirements for judges. These are the first legally-binding changes since the law was passed. 

  • 2017 Court Improvement Program (CIP) Attorney Dependency Training (CIP)

    (Online self-paced training)

    Welcome to the Court Improvement Program Attorney Dependency Training. This course is an online self-paced training. It requires access to the Distance Education Program (DEP) secure password protected website for use by Nevada’s Judiciary and court staff, and CIP authorized stakeholders.