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Utilizing Title IV-E Funding to Support High Quality Legal Representation for Children and Youth Who Are in Foster Care, Candidates for Foster Care and Their Parents and to Promote Child and Family Well-being


Children's Bureau
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January 14, 2021


Overlap of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
Policy Guidance
Systems Change

This Information Memo from the Children’s Bureau encourages full utilization of Title IV-E funding to ensure that both children and their parents have high quality legal representation in all child welfare proceedings. Recent research on the positive impact of multi-disciplinary legal representation on permanency is also summarized.