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., unless otherwise noted. To download training materials, please visit the CJP website at www.courts.state.wy.us/CJP.aspx 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.

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Jill Kucera, J.D., Senior Assistant Wyoming Attorney General will present a session entitled "2014 Child Welfare Law Update". This episode will include a review of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and 2014 statutes that affect Wyoming children and their families.
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DFS White Paper: Trends in Youth Residential Treatment 1999 – 2012 Best practices relating to placing children in residential care Steve Corsi, Psy. D., Director, Wyoming Department of Family Services (DFS), and Dr. Marty Nelson,... more

Cindi Wood, JD and John Chambers, JD, both attorneys from Casper, Wyoming with experience representing parents in child welfare cares, will present an overview of the Guidelines for Attorneys Representing Parents in Abuse,... more

Dona Playton, Faculty Supervisor of the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Clinic, Assistant Faculty Supervisor of the Legal Services Programs, and Assistant Lecturer at the University Of Wyoming College Of Law, will present an overview... more

Elisabeth Trefonas, Esq.Attorney, Jackson WY, will discuss overcoming legal barriers and inequities that undocumented immigrants may face in Juvenile Court. The Wyoming State Bar will grant an hour of CLE for this session. Presentation... more

Jill Kucera and Susan Stipe, Senior Assistant Attorneys General, will present a session entitled "Update: 2012 Child Welfare Wyoming Supreme Court Decisions, Legislation and Case Law.? Tune in to hear what has occurred recently with... more

Jill E. Kucera, Senior Assistant Attorney General, will review recent Supreme Court decisions and laws passed or amended in the 2012 Legislative Session that affect child welfare in the State of Wyoming.

You will learn about the basics of the Indian Child Welfare Act presented by national expert Margaret Burt, Esq.

Presented by Maureen Clifton, DFS and Christina McCabe, Assistant Attorney General

Presented by Jill Kucera, Senior Assistant Attorney General and Eydie Trautwein, DFS Protective Services Administrator

Learning Objectives are: 1. Learn about social work, DFS and legal concepts before and during adoption consideration: reunification, reasonable efforts, levels of care, least restrictive environment, diligent search, relative search,... more