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 Qualified Residential Treatment Program (QRTP) Level of Care Assessments Toolkit for Judicial Use is now available on the Supreme Court of Ohio’s website: https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/JCS/CFC/resources/QRTPToolkit.pdf
Quality Legal Representation in Child Welfare Workgroup
The pilot project proposals for pre-petition and multidisciplinary legal representation have been submitted for review by the Supreme Court of Ohio. Awards will be selected and administered in late summer and projects will begin in the fall.
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.