State Court Administrative Office’s Foster Care Review Board for is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Child Welfare Awards
Each year the Foster Care Review Board provides a forum for recognition of the excellent work that is performed by child welfare professionals who work diligently to overcome systemic barriers and go above and beyond policy, court rule, and statutory standards to help ensure the safety, well being, and timely permanency for children and families served by our foster care system.
The annual awards are presented to those on the “front lines” who have displayed a commitment to excellence and integrity in serving the needs of our states most vulnerable children and families. One nominee from each of the following categories – jurist (judge or referee), foster care caseworker, lawyer-guardian ad litem (LGAL), foster parent(s), and parent attorney – will be recognized for their exemplary service to abused or neglected children in the Michigan foster care system. All other nominees will receive a congratulatory letter from the Foster Care Review Board, informing them of their nomination and thanking them for their service.
Finalists are chosen by a panel of Foster Care Review Board members and award winners are chosen by a panel of child welfare professionals and advocates, including award winners from the past year. Award recipients are recognized at the FCRB annual training conference in early November.
ICWA & MIFPA TRAINING
MAY 31, 2016
9:00 AM-4:00 PM REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 8:30 AM
This Training Will Examine:
—ICWA as being the Gold Standard
—MIFPA & New BIA Guidelines (Standards for removal, notice, & Testimony of a QEW)
—Active Efforts, Standard for Termination, & Adoption
—Proper procedure for removal under MIFPA
Limited to the first 40 people that register.
Lunch will be provided.
Jack F. Trope, Sr. Director, Casey Family Programs
Matthew W. Lesky, Attorney, Stroup Meengs, PC
Hon. Allie Greenleaf Maldonado, Chief Judge, Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians
Stacey Tadgerson, Director, Michigan DHHS Office of Native American Affairs
Michigan Supreme Court
State Court Administration Office 814 South Otsego, Suite B Gaylord, MI 49735
Email your completed registration form (see attached file) to: Region4Info@courts.mi.gov