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NACC to Host QIC-ChildRep Website

Monday, July 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kim Dvorchak
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ImproveChildRep.org finds a new home at NACC

The National Association of Counsel for Children is proud to partner with the University of Michigan Law School and the U.S. Children’s Bureau to preserve and promote the lessons of the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System (QIC-ChildRep)

 

NACC is thrilled to announce the website created by the National Quality Improvement Center on Children's Representation will now be housed with and on our website!

 

From 2009 to 2016 the University of Michigan Law School served as the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children in the Child Welfare System (QIC-ChildRep). This seven-year, multimillion dollar project, directed by Clinical Professor Don Duquette, conducted a national Needs Assessment that identified a substantial consensus on the role and duties of the child’s lawyer. The Needs Assessment led to the QIC-ChildRepBest Practice Model, an update and expansion of the 1996 ABA Standards for Lawyers Representing Children in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases. 

 

Does the QIC Model actually improve a child’s legal representation? Yes. The QIC-ChildRep conducted one of the first empirically-based analyses of how legal representation for the child might best be delivered. Lawyers in Georgia and Washington State were randomly assigned to two groups, experimental and control. The experimental group was given two days of training and regular follow-up. The study included 263 attorneys from two states and 37 different judicial districts -- and 4,274 children. The central finding: Lawyers who practiced according to the QIC Model did a better job representing the child and got improved results. 

 

This website includes a summary and links to all State Laws governing child representation and all the Academic Articles and Evaluations of Child Representation up to 2016. The entire website and all the resources are searchable. 

 

We hope the resources available here will assist the many of you who are working hard to improve the administration of justice for children. That is what this website is about – sharing the research, knowledge, evidence, best practices, core components, and essential competencies in the legal representation of children – all with the aim of improving outcomes for children and families.

 

For additional information and assistance with the QIC-ChildRep Best Practice Model, Six Core Skills, Training, State Laws, and Policy Recommendations, and/or Title IV-E Funding for Legal Representation, please contact the National Association of Counsel for Children at Policy@NACCchildlaw.org.

 


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