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The Plot Thickens: Permanency Planning and Review Hearings in Abuse, Neglect and Dependency Cases

Meeting Description:
This workshop will focus on review and permanency planning hearing in juvenile abuse, neglect and dependency cases. Participants will learn in depth the applicable statutory framework, including amendments to Article 9 of Chapter 7B enacted during the 2015 legislative session. Participants will apply their statutory knowledge to a fact pattern, and hear from different party perspectives (DSS, GAL, Parent/Respondent) to the juvenile case as it relates to permanency. Topics will include medical consent, reasonable efforts; notification of A/N/D placement with relative or kin; visitation plans; concurrent planning and older youth.

Who should participate?: Judges, DSS attorneys, parent attorneys, and GAL attorney advocates should attend.

CJE/CLE Credits: 4 General CLE Hours credit have been approved by the NC Bar. Attendees will be required to sign in and will receive credit accordingly. Participants are responsible for submitting payment for CLE hours to the NC State Bar.

Registration: There is no cost for registration. Please complete the Registration no later than September 8. A confirmation email will be sent to you in approximately two (2) business days from the date of registration.

Meeting Locations:

September 11, 2015: NC Judicial Center Directions
901 Corporate Center Drive, Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 890-1200

September 18, 2015: Gaston County Directions
Human Services Building, 330 North Marietta Street, Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 862-7893

September 25, 2015: New Hanover County Directions
Executive Development Center, 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405
Phone: (910) 798-7622

Meals and Refreshments: We will not be providing lunch and there will be no reimbursement for meals. The lunch period will be brief. You are welcome to bring your own lunch and drink or purchase from a nearby restaurant.

Parking: Attendees may need to park in public parking decks in Gastonia. Please be prepared to bring cash to pay if free parking is not available. There are no parking fees at the Wilmington or Raleigh training locations. (Note: There will only be reimbursement for parking if there is no free parking available. You must present a receipt to be reimbursed.)

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