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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Presented by Pat O'Brien, Founder and Executive Director of "You Gotta Believe". The learning objectives are: 1) Participants will learn why it is urgent to work towards permanency with older youth in foster care, 2) Participants will learn the... more

Back by popular demand! This session will discuss good practice in permanency hearings. What is required? How do they differ from review hearings? How can busy courts and professionals avoid “drive by” hearings? Presented... more

Where are the DADS? How might their engagement be increased? Challenges and factors impacting the engagement of non-resident fathers with the child welfare system. Learning objectives: (1) Learn about the benefits of father... more

Presented by: Jill Kucera, Senior Assistant Attorney General

Back by popular demand! This presentation will provide an overview of the concept of reasonable efforts as it applies both in the prevention of removal of children and with the permanency goal of reunification. The discussion will... more

A review of required judicial findings, timelines, and new requirements under the federal law. Presented by Jill Kucera, JD, Senior Assistant Attorney General

This session will provide an overview of Medicaid eligibility and behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) services paid for by Medicaid. Learning Objectives: (1)Obtain a basic understanding of Medicaid and Medicaid... more

Presented by Professor Martin Guggenheim, New York University School of Law. Professor Guggenheim argued on behalf of the Appellant in US Supreme Court Case, Santosky v. Kramer. Participants will have a better understanding of... more

Presented by Rob Straus, DMH, JD, Founder of Supervised Visitation Network, Cambridge, MA & Kathy Garrison, Director of Sweetwater Family Resource Center. The learning outcomes are: 1) You will know how to assess which... more

*Presented by Stacey Obrecht, WY GAL Program Director