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Message ID: 9190
Date: 2012-06-08

Author:Peggy Taylor

Subject:Re: Reasonable Efforts data

Rose, It's been several years, but I did some research on this and the only literature I could locate about reasonable efforts findings was in the legal literature. There were several interesting discussions of the legal issues, but I don't recall if there was data or not. Anecdotally, I have heard of very few instances of reasonable efforts rulings against the state or the private child welfare agencies in Kansas. There are considerable differences in CW practice among the judicial districts. And I suspect there are considerable differences in legal outcomes when families retain private counsel. But I don't know of any available data. On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 9:56 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

Rose, It's been several years, but I did some research on this and the only literature I could locate about reasonable efforts findings was in the legal literature. There were several interesting discussions of the legal issues, but I don't recall if there was data or not. Anecdotally, I have heard of very few instances of reasonable efforts rulings against the state or the private child welfare agencies in Kansas. There are considerable differences in CW practice among the judicial districts. And I suspect there are considerable differences in legal outcomes when families retain private counsel. But I don't know of any available data. On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 9:56 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