For Immediate Release
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January 24, 2000
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Roxane M. Geraci at (219) 980-6686
Indiana University Northwest
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Model Court Practices in Abuse and Neglect Cases

The United States Office of JuvenileJustice and Delinquency will present a 2-hour live national satellitevideoconference on Model Court Practices in Abuse and Neglect Casesat Indiana University Northwest on Feb.10 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Sponsored by IU Northwest’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs(SPEA), the videoconference willlook at the court practices while encouraging the improvement of permanencyplanning for children through the judicial review and timely resolutionof each child’s case. It also presents methods of improved collaborationbetween the child welfare system and the dependency courts by illustratingworking program models.

“The program is designed for judges, defense and prosecuting attorneys,child welfare professionals, state, federal and local policy makers, andothers interested in the welfare of children who have faced abuse and neglect,”says Joseph Pellicciotti,SPEA director.

Moderated by SPEA criminaljustice professor, GaryMartin, the program will be in HawthornHall, Room 464, and is open to community free of charge. Videoconferencematerials are available on the Internet at more information or to make reservations, contact IU Northwest SPEAat 219-980-6695 by February 8.

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