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Strengthening Families: What Role Can Courts Play in Upstream Family Preservation?

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Courts can have a positive impact on families affected by the opioid crisis, but traditionally that role has been reactive, occurring after a dependency petition is filed.

This webinar will highlight two jurisdictions – Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama – and the upstream and pre-petition work that their courts have engaged in to better serve families at risk of child welfare system involvement.

The webinar will be moderated by Nora Sydow, Principal Court Management Consultant, National Center for State Courts. Presenters include:

  • Honorable Alan Summers, Jefferson County Family Court, Alabama
  • Ms. Stephanie Etheridge, Juvenile Court Manager/Statewide Judicial Safe Baby Court Coordinator, Tennessee Supreme Court and Administrative Office of the Courts

Date Created: January 27, 2021