Associate Commissioner Jerry Milner, Children's Bureau, has released a memorandum for child welfare professionals with guidance on COVID-19 response and the courts. Please review and follow the guidance with your court cases. Click here.
Six key child advocacy partners have released a Joint Statement on Child Welfare Courts During Health Crisis. Please review this document if you are a child welfare professional. This document has contact information at the end for the partner agencies. Click here.
The Children's Bureau has developed a list of tech options for those who are trying to set up electronic communications and other pathways for handling services. Click here.
Pelican Center Overview
The Pelican Center for Children & Families is a Louisiana non-profit organization dedicated to improving outcomes for Louisiana's children & families.
The Pelican Center's focus is on the intensive coordinated interdisciplinary training and education of child welfare practitioners, children's and indigent parents' attorneys, judges, child protection staff, CASAs, foster parents, district and child welfare agency attorneys and others.
Over time the Pelican Center will be involved with each of the following major Court Improvement Program (CIP) areas of work:
Improving Global Outcomes for Children:
Safety, Permanency, Child & Family Well-being
Meaningful, On-going Collaboration
Data Collection and Analysis
NEW: Louisiana Child In Need of care Benchbook for Juvenile Judges
2021 Court Improvement Program Training Catalog: