2003 Termination of Parental Rights


This full-day training was a joint project of the Guardian ad Litem Program and the Institute of Government, and covered all aspects of termination cases.To order a copy, contact Keynisha Powell at Keynisha.Powell@nccourts.org or 919-571-4816.




        Jane Thompson, Department of Social Services

Procedural Aspects of Termination Cases


        Debra Sasser, former GAL Associate Counsel, Certified Mediator

Relinquishment and Non-adversarial Options


        Kella Hatcher, GAL Associate Counsel

Grounds & Best Interest:Cases and Statutes


Carol Holcomb, DSS

Jan Norwood, DSS

Regina Floyd-Davis, GAL

Jo Ann Ragazzo, parentsí attorney


        Staples Hughes, Appellate Defender

Appeals in Abuse and Neglect Cases


        John Rubin, Institute of Government

Rules of Evidence