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Message ID: 9173
Date: 2012-06-07

Author:Frank Vandervort

Subject:Re: Reasonable Efforts data

I am unaware of any source that collects this data. You may want to check with Howard Davidson at the ABA Center on Children and the Law. My guess is that there are very few cases in which no reasonable efforts findings are made. Over the past 20 plus years I have asked courts to make such a fining many times, but only once had the court actually done so. Frank Vandervort On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Rose Wentz > wrote: I am looking for data on how frequently judges rule against the child welfare agency on the reasonable efforts requirement. I would like to know both for RE to prevent removal and RE to provide reunification services. Does anyone know if there is a source or if someone has done an assessment on this? Overall data would be great but even better if there is information why the judge made the ruling. Thank you, Rose Wentz Rose@WentzTraining.com 206 579-8615 -- Frank E. Vandevort Clinical Professor of Law University of Michigan Law School 701 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 647-3168

I am unaware of any source that collects this data. You may want to check with Howard Davidson at the ABA Center on Children and the Law. My guess is that there are very few cases in which no reasonable efforts findings are made. Over the past 20 plus years I have asked courts to make such a fining many times, but only once had the court actually done so. Frank Vandervort On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM, Rose Wentz > wrote: I am looking for data on how frequently judges rule against the child welfare agency on the reasonable efforts requirement. I would like to know both for RE to prevent removal and RE to provide reunification services. Does anyone know if there is a source or if someone has done an assessment on this? Overall data would be great but even better if there is information why the judge made the ruling. Thank you, Rose Wentz RoseWentzTraining.com 206 579-8615 -- Frank E. Vandevort Clinical Professor of Law University of Michigan Law School 701 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109 (734) 647-3168