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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.

On-Demand Episodes

Educational Issues for Children in the Child Welfare System Kristin Kelly, J.D. will provide a one hour presentation on educational issues for children in the child welfare system. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the importance... more

New Federal Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Regulations Overview Presented by Adrian Smith, J.D. Adrian Smith, J.D. will provide an overview of the new Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) regulations which took effect on December 12,... more

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study Understanding Childhood Trauma and How Past Experiences Shape Behaviors and Health Outcomes Presented by Dr. Jennifer Davis, DPT Dr. Jennifer Davis, Wyoming Children's Trust Fund... more

Improving Outcomes for Incarcerated Parents and Their Children (2016) Presented by Dona Playton, J.D. Dona Playton, a Wyoming attorney, will present a 1 hour presentation on "Improving Outcomes for Incarcerated Parents... more

An Overview of Wyoming's New Juvenile Pattern Jury Instructions Members from Wyoming's Juvenile Pattern Jury Instructions Committee will provide information about the newly released jury instructions for Wyoming abuse and neglect,... more

Wyoming Child Welfare Update and Changes in the Law (2016) Dan Wilde, J.D., Deputy Director, Wyoming Guardian ad Litem Division will provide an overview of changes in Wyoming law as a result of the 2016 Legislative Budget Session.... more

ICWA: Understanding the New Guidelines Sheldon Spotted Elk, J.D., Director of the Indian Child Welfare Unit at Casey Family Programs will provide an overview of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), including the new guidelines.... more

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.,... more

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