Child Welfare and the Courts

  • March 01, 2004
  • By Sue Badeau
Authored by Sue Badeau for the Pew Commission, this paper details the roles and responsibilities of state juvenile and family courts, who are key decision makers in the lives of children and youth involved in the child welfare system, and describes innovations underway across the nation to improve court performance, encourage information sharing with child welfare agencies, and enhance courts' abilities to make the best, most informed decisions about the children in the child welfare system.