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The Role Of The Court: Intact Family Cases

Course Description: This course, designed by the Supreme Court of Illinois Judicial College Committee on Guardian ad Litem Education and Committee on Judicial Education, in collaboration with the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Courts, Children and Families Division, with funding from the Court Improvement Program, will provide juvenile abuse and neglect judges and attorneys (court stakeholders) a comprehensive overview the role of the Court and DCFS Intact Family Services. This course will highlight DCFS Intact Family Services' policies and procedures, applicable statutes, and court Orders commonly used in court monitoring for qualifying intact family cases, and provide an opportunity for judges and attorneys to share local jurisdiction court processes, identify case filing approaches and challenges, and pose questions. 

Credit Hour(s): 1.5 hours

Learning Objective(s):
As a result of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Discuss the purpose and goals of DCFS Intact Family Services.
  • Outline related statutes, DCFS policies and procedures that impact the Court’s involvement with intact cases.
  • Utilize Orders of Protective Supervision, Orders of Protection, and/or Orders of Continuance Under Supervision.