West Virginia Judiciary

Child Abuse and Neglect Resources

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The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia created the Division of Children's Services within the Administrative Office in 2008. The division provides support to the West Virginia Court Improvement Program Oversight Board, which is funded by grants from the Children's Bureau Federal Court Improvement Program.

The Children's Service's staff work with numerous groups and state agencies to improve outcomes for children and families in child abuse and neglect cases.

Public Resources

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  • Time is Now -- A a video explaining the procedure for child abuse and neglect cases.
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Benchbook -- A manual and case digest for child abuse and neglect law.
  • Training -- Videos and presentation materials for continuing legal education regarding child abuse and neglect law.
  • New View Project
  • -- WVCIP project to help children in foster care achieve permanency.
  • Juvenile Law Guide
  • -- A manual for West Virginia juvenile law and court procedures.

Judges Resources

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  • Child Abuse and Neglect Benchbook -- A manual and case digest for child abuse and neglect law.
  • Child Abuse & Neglect GAL List -- Attorneys who have completed child abuse and neglect guardian ad litem training.
  • JANIS -- Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Information System -- A web-based system to faciliate the handling of child abuse and neglect cases by generating case orders and motions.
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Case Plans -- Current DHHR Form Case Plan
  • Training -- Videos and presentation materials for continuing legal education regarding child abuse and neglect law.
  • New View Project -- WVCIP project to help children in foster care achieve permanency.
  • Juvenile Law Guide -- A manual for West Virginia juvenile law and court procedures.

Attorney/GAL Resources

Please click on a link below for more information.

  • Child Abuse and Neglect Benchbook -- A manual and case digest for child abuse and neglect law.
  • Child Abuse & Neglect GAL List -- Attorneys who have completed child abuse and neglect guardian ad litem training.
  • GAL Forms -- Attorney form to request to be on GAL list.
  • Training -- Videos and presentation materials for continuing legal education regarding child abuse and neglect law.
  • JANIS -- Juvenile Abuse and Neglect Information System -- A web-based system to faciliate the handling of child abuse and neglect cases by generating case orders and motions.
  • New View Project -- WVCIP project to help children in foster care achieve permanency.
  • Juvenile Law Guide -- A manual for West Virginia juvenile law and court procedures.