Policymakers & Community Leaders

The Court’s Role in Reshaping the Child Welfare System to Focus on Prevention

Source: National Judicial Opioid Task Force

This 2019 publication from the National Judicial Opioid Task Force focuses on how judges and the judicial system can help reshape the child welfare system in the midst of the opioid epidemic by strengthening families and focusing on prevention. The report includes a discussion of the Family First Prevention Services Act and how the law affects judicial decision-making.