Attorney Resource Letter 

The Children’s Commission has created a distribution list of attorneys to inform legal practitioners of training and scholarship opportunities and to relay information about issues related to child welfare. If you are interested in joining this list to receive the Attorney Resource Letter, please subscribe here

ARLs are issued as available each Friday and are listed below: 

  1. Ombudsman for Children and Youth in Foster Care
  2. Child Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment (CANS) and Family Strength and Needs Assessment (FSNA)
  3. Archived MCLE on CPS-related Issues
  4. New MCLE Video on Trauma-Informed Advocacy for Attorneys
  5. The Importance of Youth Voice in Court Proceedings
  6. Notice and Engagement Announcement
  7. Free ABA Teleconference: Youth Transitioning from Foster Care to Adulthood
  8. Every Student Succeeds Act Update
  9. New Resources for Parent and Parent Advocates: The Family Helpline and Spanish Version of the Children's Commission Parent Resource Guide
  10. American Bar Association (ABA) Resources: Upcoming Conferences and Free MCLE
  11. Homeless Youth Handbook
  12. Current and Upcoming MCLEs on CPS-related Issues
  13. New ICWA Quick Reference Tools for State Courts
  14. Announcing Two New Education Guides: Transition Planning in CPS and Special Education - Encouraging Coordination and Collaboration to Promote Better Outcomes; Clarifying Confidentiality: New Guidance on Sharing Information about the Education of Children and Youth in Foster Care
  15. Texas Health Steps Medical Checkup
  16. Best Practices for Residential Interventions for Youth and their Families: A Resource Guide for Judges and Legal Partners with Involvement in the Children's Dependency Court System
  17. Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) Child Welfare Law Certification Exam
  18. Texas Higher Education Information and Resource Guide for Foster Care Liaisons
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   Physical Address
    Children’s Commission
Supreme Court Building
201 W. 14th Street, Room 104
Austin, TX 78701
   Mailing Address
    Children’s Commission
P.O. Box 12248
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 463-5384
(512) 463-8895