Court Projects to Protect Children
The Time is Now
The child abuse and neglect court process can be overwhelming for parents. The Time is Now video takes parents through the process under Chapter 49 of the W.Va. Code. It explains how the court system and professionals involved make reasonable efforts to work with parents and reunite families. It emphasizes that time is of the essence, and parents’ rights may be terminated if in their children’s best interests.
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Abuse and Neglect Judicial Benchbook for 2014
West Virginia Judicial Benchbook for Abuse and Neglect Proceedings 2014 (for Windows)
(14 Megabyte.exe file, works with XP, Vista, Windows 7)
West Virginia Judicial Benchbook for Abuse and Neglect Proceedings 2014 (for Mac or Windows)
This version will download a folder, which you can then put anywhere (e.g., Applications, Documents, etc.). Open the PDF to access the Benchbook (Don not remove the PDF from the folder). For easy access, create an alias/shortcut of the PDF and drag it to your desktop or dock.
APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF PROCEDURE FOR CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS, THE GUIDELINES FOR CHILDREN'S GUARDIANS AD LITEM IN CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT PROCEEDINGS, AND THE REQUIRED FORM GUARDIAN AD LITEM REPORT By order entered April 24, 2014, relating to the Rules of Procedure for Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings, the Guidelines for Guardians Ad Litem in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings, and a required form Guardian Ad Litem Report.
REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MINOR GUARDIANSHIP PROCEEDINGS. By order entered June 10, 2014 the Court approved a sixy-day period for public comment. Comments may be filed, in writing, with the Clerk of the Court on or before August 11, 2014.
Abuse and Neglect Case Plans:
External Links of Interest
2013 Training Materials
View 2012 Training Videos
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2014 CIP Cross Training:
Bridgeport Conference Center
- July 7 Child Abuse and Neglect
- July 8 Juvenile Law
- July 10 Child Abuse and Neglect
- July 11 Juvenile Law
- 2014 CIP Cross-Training Presentation Materials
- From Impossible to I'm Possible - 2014 CIP Cross-Training Brochure/Agenda
Guardian ad litemTraining:
- November 10, 2014, Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV
- November 13, 2014, Waterfront Place Hotel, Morgantown, WV
- Save the Date Flyer