The Subcommittee on Responding to Child Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency (CAND)

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.

Upcoming Meetings of the CAND Subcommittee

The next CAND meeting will be held April 6, 2022 from 10:00am - 12:00pm.

Mark your calendar for all CAND meeting dates.

  • July 13, 2022 from 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • November 2, 2022 from 10:00am - 12:00pm

All meetings are temporarily being held via Zoom.

2020 CAND Roster

Child in Need of Protective Services (CHIPS)

A final draft of the proposed CHIPS legislation has been reviewed and approved by CAND. The proposed language is now currently under review by ACCF.



Quality Hearing Workgroup

A recorded version of the Court Café for the Quality Hearing toolkit can be found HERE:



Family First Prevention Services Act QRTP Court Oversight Workgroup

The Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) Level of Care Assessments Toolkit for Judicial Use is now available on the Supreme Court of Ohio’s website or click HERE.

The recorded training for the QRTP toolkit for judicial officials can be found HERE 


Quality Legal Representation in Child Welfare Workgroup

The announcement of the awards for the pre-petition and multidisciplinary pilot projects is now expected to come late August or early September.

The recorded version of the NACC Multidisciplinary Awareness Webinar can be found HERE. The recorded version has been approved for 1.5 free CLEs.


Children’s Justice Act

Programs supported by CJA funding focus on reform of State systems and improve the process by which States respond to case of abuse and neglect. 

CJA Three-year Assessment Report


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.