Susie Weller, CASA Volunteer Coordinator at Children First, attended the conference and came out pleased. Susie’s biggest take away was what she learned from the session about the new HB 242 Bill.
“This bill means big changes that will affect both Dependency and Delinquency court hearings”, said Weller. “The biggest change to me is that all children are now required to have attorneys, this means I will have to make some adjustments.”
Other topics of discussion included how to improve how medication is monitored in the foster system, the effectiveness of the video messaging program Skype in a case, and how to continue to educate advocates about and enforce the continued practice of Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
The Initiative is growing in number of supporters and the concept is getting larger. Feedback is positive and communities are working together toward a common goal. Weller adds, “It is nice to know we are all moving in the right direction.”
For more information about The Court Improvement Initiative in Georgia please visit: http://w2.georgiacourts.org/cj4c/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=64