Title IV-E legal representation webinars

Casey Family Programs hosts a series of webinars focused on Title IV-E federal reimbursement for parent and child legal representation. These webinars include national experts and state practitioners engaged in drafting Title IV-E proposals. Topics include nuts and bolts of the federal Children’s Bureau policy change allowing reimbursement, legal advocacy,  practical ideas on multidisciplinary teams, and legal services that advocate within ancillary legal issues that support prevention strategies.

Moving forward: Implementing IV-E legal representation reimbursement throughout the prevention continuum and foster care cases — July 10, 2019

Professor Vivek Sankaran, clinical professor at the University of Michigan Law School, leads a conversation as we continue to promote high quality legal representation for parents and children, share successes and challenges related to Title IV-E representation reimbursement process, identify resources jurisdictions need in order to secure Title IV-E reimbursements, and consider ways jurisdictions can stay connected and share meaningful information with one another. AUDIO ONLY

Moving forward

Panelists:

  • Melissa Thompson, Colorado, Director-Respondent Parents’ Counsel Statewide
  • Whitney Agopian, Wyoming, Court Improvement Program Director
  • Elizabeth Henderson, Michigan, Management Analyst, Michigan Supreme Court

Building a multidisciplinary legal team: The role of social workers and peer mentors in representing parents and children — November 22, 2019

Professor Vivek Sankaran, clinical professor at the University of Michigan Law School, leads a conversation exploring how other professionals — social workers, peer mentors and parent mentors — play a role on multidisciplinary legal teams.  The webinar will discuss how these professionals work with attorneys on the teams, and how they support children and parents involved with the foster care system. AUDIO ONLY

Building a multidisciplinary legal team

Panelists:

  • Rick Barinbaum, Lecturer, University of Michigan School of Social Work
  • Ebony Porter, Peer Advocate, Children’s Law Center of LA
  • Shrounda Selivanoff, Parent Mentor, Washington State Office of Public Defense

Progress: Using IV-E funds to strengthen legal representation — December 18, 2019

Professor Vivek Sankaran, clinical professor at the University of Michigan Law School, and our panel explore how states have moved forward in using Title IV-E funds to strengthen legal representation for parents and children. State and national efforts are highlighted, and participants will leave with concrete strategies on how to best leverage these funds to support families. AUDIO ONLY

Progress

Panelists:

  • Mimi Laver, Director, Legal Representation Projects, American Bar Association
  • Joanne Moore, Director, Washington State Office of Public Defense
  • Mark Harris, Court Improvement Program Director, Louisiana
  • Wendy Campau, Director of Innovation, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
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