Resource Letter:
For Judges and Attorneys Handling Child Protective Services Cases
June 11, 2020
Upcoming Webinar on June 17th: Domestic Violence and Race Equity: TWAIS
Child Protective Services created a webinar series dedicated to exploring issues related to racial and ethnic disparities in the child welfare system. On June 17, 2020, from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. CST, the webinar topic will be “Domestic Violence and Race Equity: TWAIS.” The Texas Working At The Intersections for Safe Families (TWAIS) cohort was launched on Native Tamayame land in New Mexico in 2019 with the support of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, Ujima (The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community), Futures Without Violence, and The Resource Center on Domestic Violence. TWAIS is one of three cohorts and stands in partnership with cohorts from Minnesota and Michigan. TWAIS aims to be a leader in re-imagining the child welfare system and domestic violence system response to keeping families safe through a race equity lens. This multi-disciplinary panel will include judicial, legal, and advocate perspectives.

To register for the June 17, 2020 webinar, link here: Domestic Violence and Race Equity: TWAIS .

Note: CLEs and CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
ICYMI: Webcast on Benefits of Utilizing Technology in Child Welfare Cases
The Children’s Commission’s 60-minute webcast which aired on Friday, June 5, 2020 regarding Benefits of Utilizing Technology in Child Welfare Cases has been archived and is available free of charge on the Commission’s website .
Request Related to Virtual Mediation; Information Due June 18, 2020
The Children’s Commission has received interest from several experienced CPS mediators about providing mediation services outside of their jurisdictions. If you are interested in utilizing out-of-jurisdiction mediators to begin or expand mediation in your jurisdiction, please email no later than Thursday, June 18, 2020 so the Children’s Commission can begin the process of connecting interested mediators and courts.
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