The Subcommittee on Responding to Child Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency (CAND)
The Subcommittee on Responding to Child Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency (CAND) functions under the Supreme Court of Ohio’s standing Advisory Committee on Children and Families. A diverse group of professional in all areas of issues related to children and families, the Subcommittee also functions as the Children’s Justice Act Task force. CAND members also make up content-specific workgroups formed out of the core subcommittee.
Family First Prevention Services Act QRTP Court Oversight Workgroup
The QRTP Toolkit and Bench card are currently under the internal review process at the Supreme Court of Ohio. The release of the toolkit and associated trainings are still scheduled for mid-summer 2021.
Quality Legal Representation in Child Welfare Workgroup
NACC has partnered with the Supreme Court of Ohio to hold the Ohio Redbook training in October. Additionally, the NACC is working closely with members of the multidisciplinary and pre-petition workgroups to create awareness trainings to be held this summer.
Previous Subcommittee Work
Recent efforts of the Subcommittee and its associated workgroups have focused on issues such as changes to Guardian ad Litem rules (Rule of Superintendence 48), Caregiver Notice and Right to be Heard, Youth Engagement in Court Proceedings, and issues specific to youth involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Though these workgroups are no longer meeting, the work products remain timely and helpful to child welfare professionals.