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Message ID: 9925
Date: 2015-11-10

Author:Kota Takaoka

Subject:Effectiveness of care orders by family courts and juvenile courts

Dear colleagues, I am Kota Takaoka. Thank you for reading my previous email on MDT and I much appreciate a lot of responses. I will reply to them individually soon. I have another question on references about care orders from family courts and juvenile courts. I wonder if you would tell me about how effective family / juvenile courts’ care orders are. For instance, comparison studies between court-involving group and non-involving group would be great. This is because now Japan is in turning of the tide to think about MDT and laws on child abuse response. My colleagues and I try to tell the stakeholders in Japanese government about evidence on MDT and care orders in the world. For example, in Japan, family courts / juvenile courts don’t get involve in decision of child protection. Each of the directors of child guidance centres have authorities about child protection. The child guidance centres are similar to CPS but they are child welfare agencies. This is because there is not MDT including law enforcements in Japan yet. Furthermore, there is no care order in Japan. The courts can just advise the governors in each prefecture, who are the top of child guidance centres, to encourage parents take care-programs. On the other hand, as you know, the Adoption and Safe Families Act in U.S. 1997 has been taking effect and family courts /juvenile courts get involve in child abuse cases. Specifically, decision of those courts is necessary about child protection if parents show negative attitude toward CPS's investigation. Also, once the parents refuse direction from CPS, the courts give them care orders. Unfortunately, the situations on MDT and law in Japan are still different from other countries. In order to improve the situations, I would appreciate if you would tell me about the references. Thank you very much for reading. Sincerely yours, Kota Takaoka ======================================================================= Kota Takaoka, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Forensic Interviewer Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Affiliate, University of British Columbia Visiting Researcher, Japan Child and Family Research Institute E-mail: kotavision1@gmail.com HP: www.kotavision.com Twitter: @chronologic1 ========================================================================

Dear colleagues, I am Kota Takaoka. Thank you for reading my previous email on MDT and I much appreciate a lot of responses. I will reply to them individually soon. I have another question on references about care orders from family courts and juvenile courts. I wonder if you would tell me about how effective family / juvenile courts’ care orders are. For instance, comparison studies between court-involving group and non-involving group would be great. This is because now Japan is in turning of the tide to think about MDT and laws on child abuse response. My colleagues and I try to tell the stakeholders in Japanese government about evidence on MDT and care orders in the world. For example, in Japan, family courts / juvenile courts don’t get involve in decision of child protection. Each of the directors of child guidance centres have authorities about child protection. The child guidance centres are similar to CPS but they are child welfare agencies. This is because there is not MDT including law enforcements in Japan yet. Furthermore, there is no care order in Japan. The courts can just advise the governors in each prefecture, who are the top of child guidance centres, to encourage parents take care-programs. On the other hand, as you know, the Adoption and Safe Families Act in U.S. 1997 has been taking effect and family courts /juvenile courts get involve in child abuse cases. Specifically, decision of those courts is necessary about child protection if parents show negative attitude toward CPS's investigation. Also, once the parents refuse direction from CPS, the courts give them care orders. Unfortunately, the situations on MDT and law in Japan are still different from other countries. In order to improve the situations, I would appreciate if you would tell me about the references. Thank you very much for reading. Sincerely yours, Kota Takaoka ======================================================================= Kota Takaoka, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Forensic Interviewer Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Affiliate, University of British Columbia Visiting Researcher, Japan Child and Family Research Institute E-mail: kotavision1gmail.com HP: www.kotavision.com Twitter: chronologic1 ========================================================================