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Wyoming Children's Justice Project

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CJP Training Series: A monthly one-hour training for key stakeholders working in or associated with the Wyoming Juvenile Court System. The trainings are offered every second Thursday of the month from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the months of October through May, unless otherwise noted. To download training materials, please visit the CJP website at http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Initiatives/CJP and click on the Training Series tab. During the last 10 minutes of the training, you are welcome to call in with questions. Please dial 1-917-889-8064 or feel free to post questions during the "live" chat session.

Upcoming Broadcasts

A Comprehensive Overview of Wyoming Juvenile Court Rules and Relevant Wyoming Supreme Court Decisions Jill Kucera, J.D., Senior Assistant Attorney General, Wyoming Attorney General's Office and Elizabeth B. Lance, J.D., Attorney, Wyoming Guardian Ad Litem Program will provide an overview of Wyoming's Juvenile Court Rules and relevant Wyoming Supreme Court decisions. The Rules of Procedure for Juvenile Courts ("Rules") (adopted on Feb. 9, 2007) govern practice and procedure in Wyoming's trial courts in all juvenile court actions: abuse and neglect, delinquency, and CHINS (child in need of supervision) proceedings. These Rules address hearings, discovery and inspection, submittal of reports, right to counsel, pretrial conferences and meeting of parties, stipulations, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) provisions, inadmissibility of certain evidence, and concurrent criminal and juvenile proceedings. The presenters will provide information on all the Rules, with an emphasis on Rule 3: Discovery and Inspection; they will also present information about Wyoming Supreme Court cases that interpret the Rules. Listeners will learn about best practices and how the Rules are applied in different Wyoming jurisdictions. At the completion of this program, participants will know: (1) The Ten Rules of Procedure for Juvenile Courts; (2) Wyoming Supreme Court decisions on the Rules and (3) How these Rules relate to practices in difference jurisdictions.
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Reunification as a Permanency Option in Wyoming Child Welfare Cases Lisa K. Finkey, J.D., a Wyoming attorney who represents children and families in abuse and neglect cases, will provide information on reunification as a permanency... more

How IV-B and Medicaid Overlap with Wyoming's Child Welfare and Juvenile Court Systems Jan Stall, Eligibility and Operations Administrator, Wyoming Department of Health, Division of Healthcare Financing; Lisa Brockman, RN, Division of... more

An Overview of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014 and Subsequent Changes to Wyoming Policy and Practice. Presenters will provide an overview of the Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening... more

Life After In re: CDR and GC, Implications for Wyoming Juvenile Law Policy and Practice Aaron Hockman, Chief Trial and Appellate Counsel with the Wyoming Guardian ad Litem Division and Christina McCabe, a Senior Assistant Attorney... more

Jill Kucera, Esq. Senior Assistant Attorney General, Human Services, Wyoming Attorney General's Office and Maureen Clifton, Deputy Compact Administrator and Social Services Program Analyst, Wyoming Department of Family Services will... more

Right to a Jury Trial in Wyoming Child Protection and Termination of Parental Rights Cases Cindi Wood, J.D., C.W.L.S., an attorney in private practice in Casper, Kevin David Taheri, J.D. an Assistant District Attorney, Seventh Judicial... more

A View from the Parent's Attorney. Tim Cotton, Esq., a parent's attorney from Casper, Wyoming, will present an overview of his advocacy on behalf of parents when appointed to represent them in child abuse/neglect and termination of... more

Presenters: Wyoming Department of Family Services Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Staff, Elizabeth Forslund and Clint Hanes will provide an overview of Wyoming's Child and Family Service Reviews (CFSR) and CQI... more

Dispositional Hearings 101. Aaron S. Hockman, J.D., Chief Trial and Appellate Counsel for the Wyoming Guardian ad Litem Division, will provide a presentation on dispositional hearings in Wyoming's juvenile court, including an overview... more

Dan Wilde, J.D., Director of the Wyoming Guardian ad Litem Division, will provide a presentation on important special education issues in Wyoming child welfare cases, such as child-find and continuous evaluations. The presentation... more

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