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The Children's Justice Project

Driving collaborative child welfare reform to preserve families.

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Welcome to Our New Website!

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The federal Administration for Children & Families’ Children’s Bureau awards each state a Court Improvement Program (CIP) grant to assess the state’s child welfare system and make recommendations on how to improve the court’s role in achieving stable, permanent homes for children in foster care.  Since 1999, the Wyoming Supreme Court’s Children’s Justice Project (CJP) has administered Wyoming’s Court Improvement Project.  In October of 1999, the Supreme Court appointed an advisory council consisting of judges, attorneys, DFS representatives, and other professionals involved in the child protection system to oversee the Children’s Justice Project.  The Children's Justice Project is currently overseen by a Grant Coordinator supervised by the advisory council and the Supreme Court.  The Children's Justice Project continues to develop data-driven solutions to improve outcomes for abused and neglect children and their families, improve the timeliness and quality of hearings, enhance the quality of legal representation, and provide systemwide resources and training.

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"What works best is anything that increases the quality and number of relationships in a child's life.  People, not programs, change people."

Dr. Bruce Perry

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Current Happenings

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2022 Joint Symposium

Save the date for next year's Joint Symposium on Children and Youth, to be held in person at Little America in Cheyenne!  Join us from June 14th through June 16th for our annual event, hosted with the Wyoming Division of Victim's Services.

Preparing Juvenile Paperwork Training

The Children's Justice Project will hold a two-hour training on preparing juvenile court paperwork on January 13, 2022, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

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Parent Attorney Training February 18, 2022

CJP will be hosting an online training for parent attorneys on February 18, 2022.  Contact CJP for more information.

Abuse and Neglect Legal Refresher

The Children's Justice Project hosted a 3-hour Abuse and Neglect Legal Refresher Training on December 10, 2021.  Click below for the recording.

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