Local Children’s Roundtables

At the foundational tier, each judicial district in Pennsylvania convenes a Local Children’s Roundtable (LCR).

The LCR is convened by the county dependency judge and co-facilitated by the county children and youth administrator and is comprised of relevant stakeholders in the dependency system. The LCRs meet on a regular basis to share best or promising practices, address areas of concern within the county’s dependency system and make plans to overcome barriers to timely permanency for children in their judicial district.

Local Children’s Roundtable Participants may include:

  • Hearing Officers
  • County Commissioners
  • Guardians ad Litem
  • Parent Attorneys
  • Agency Solicitors
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • School Districts
  • Drug and Alcohol Professionals
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Families
  • County Children & Youth Staff
  • Juvenile Probation Staff
  • Police Departments
  • Service Providers

Possible Local Children’s Roundtable Topics:

  • Three Month Review
  • Family Engagement Practices
  • Legal Representation Education
  • Data Collection
  • Trauma/Grief & Loss
  • Substance Abuse
  • Transitional Youth
  • Psychotropic Medications
  • Educational Success and Truancy Prevention
  • Incarcerated Parents
  • Father Engagement
  • Visitation
  • Child Welfare Retention
  • Safety