Resource Letter:

For Judges Handling Child Welfare Cases

August 3, 2023

Registration Now Open:

Child Welfare Judges Conference October 23-25, 2023

The Children’s Commission, in partnership with the Texas Center for the Judiciary (TCJ), will host the 16th Annual Child Welfare Judges Conference at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center in Georgetown, Texas on October 23-25, 2023. There will be a pre-conference training on the opening day of the conference, followed by the full conference. Registration is now open and is limited to judges who handle civil child welfare cases.


The pre-conference training, entitled “Assessing and Addressing Children’s Well-being, From Infants to Young Adults,” will start at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 23. Presentations will focus on child development, resources, and issues such as education, mental health, building protective factors against trafficking, and normalcy. If you are interested in attending the pre-conference, please add the pre-conference option when registering.


The full conference opens at noon and starts with lunch on Monday, October 23, and will end at noon on Wednesday, October 25. There is no registration fee to attend. The conference curriculum will provide 16.5 CJE and 15.5 FV hours. Additional announcements about the agenda and speakers will follow.


Please register on TCJ’s website at the following link: 


Please note that users will need to be signed in to the TCJ website to view the webpage. We look forward to seeing you all in October!

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For a complete list of Resource Letters, please visit the Children's Commission webpage. Information provided by the Children’s Commission should not be read as a commentary by the Supreme Court of Texas or any other court. The Children’s Commission website is not equipped to facilitate dialogue or conversation about matters related to the information in this communique. For more information about the Children’s Commission, please visit our website.