Court Improvement Program

The Child Welfare Court Improvement Program (‘CIP’) is a federally-funded initiative that supports Family Courts’ mandate to promote the safety, permanence and well-being of abused and neglected children.

CIP provides resources and technical assistance for states to enhance and promote innovation in dependency court operations and practices. Major areas of focus include:

  • Supporting judicial leadership
  • Collaborating with interdependent systems
  • Educating the bench, bar and court managers
  • Enhancing decision making with data
  • Promoting the use of alternative dispute resolution, specifically Family Group Decision Making

To learn more about the Court Improvement Program click here.