Reasonable Efforts


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“Reasonable Efforts” is presented by Judge Leonard Edwards, Consultant, Mentor Judge Center for Families, Children & the Courts Administrative Office of the Courts.

This webinar will explain how important the “reasonable efforts” finding is to children and families in the child protection system. It will also explain:

  • what reasonable efforts means,
  • how reasonable efforts were written into federal and then state law,
  • when the reasonable efforts finding must be made, and
  • what the consequences of a “no reasonable efforts” finding are.

This presentation will address strategies CASA volunteers can use on issues related to reasonable efforts and how to bring these up in court proceedings.

Visit the Reasonable Efforts Resource to view the webinar recording and download the presentation handouts.