Colorado D&N Judicial Institute 2013

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7:30 – 8:30 AM

Check-in  -   Breakfast  -  Building Tour

Julie Nichols

8:30 – 8:45 AM

Materials Orientation and Computer Checks

Rito Vasquez

Kay Yorty

8:45 – 9:15 AM


Justice  Boatright

9:15 – 10:15 AM

Safety & Risk Assessment and Differential Response/Voluntary Cases
Session Description
Risk Instructions
Risk Assessment

Mimi Scheuermann

10:15 – 10:30 AM



10:30 –  11:15 AM

Pre-Court Meeting – this activity introduces the case file, the parties, and other child welfare stakeholders.
Session Description      
PCM Magistrate Mclean
PCM6 Participation Agreement
Pre-Court Meeting User Guide
PCM5 Handbook
Pre-Court Meeting FAQ for Parents

Boulder Team: 

Laura Caile

Rebecca Green

Deb Ricioli



11:15 – 12:15

Shelter Hearing – Watch D&N DVD
Session Description for Shelter Hearing
CCC Persons Who Should be Present
CCC Executive Summary
CCC Preliminary Protective Hearing Benchcard
Facilitated Discussion of the Hearing

Session Description for Case Planning Sheet
Case Planning Sheet

Magistrate Allen

Judge Lowenbach




Alison Young


12:15  – 1:00 PM



1:00 – 4:00

Congregate Care Facility Tours

Session Description
Colorado Profile of Children in Congregate Care
CAFCA Congregate Care Outcome Study
Moving Children out of Residential Care
Preventing Unnecessary Out of Home Placement

Transportation will be provided.

4:00 – 5:30

Debrief back in Classroom and Evaluation



7:30 – 8:15 AM



8:15 – 8:30 AM

Feedback Loop

Judge Lowenbach

8:30- 9:00 AM

Intersection Between Law Enforcement & Human Services:  Working Together in the Best Interests of Kids

Session Description
Session Materials
Boulder County Child Abuse & Neglect Investigation Guidelines

Dea Wheeler


9:00 – 10:30 AM      

Brain Development and  Attachment

Session Description

Diane Baird

10:30 – 10:45



10:45 – 11:45 AM

Maintaining Connections Through Visitation and Parenting Time

Session Description

Linda Metsger

11:45 – 1:00 PM


Parent Partner Presentation


Marie Archambault

Issac Hamlet

1:00– 2:30 PM

Disposition Hearing/Discussion of Disposition Hearing/S.M.A.R.T, Treatment Plans and Family Engagement

Session Description
Get the DR

Judge Delgado

Mimi  Scheuermann



2:30 – 2:45 PM



2:45 – 3:00

Centralized Information Sheet

Session Description
D&N Hearing Calculator Information Sheet

Alison Young

Judge Lowenbach

3:00 –4:30  PM

Love Is Not Enough:  Fulfilling the Promise of the Indian Child Welfare Act

Session Description
Basics of ICWA & Interface with Colorado Law
ICWA Compliance Court Readiness Tool

Jill Tompkins

Daryle Conquering Bear Crow

Rachel Banks Kupcho

4:30 – 5:00 PM

Evaluations and Debrief

Judge Lowenbach

6:30 – 8:30

Tribal/State Court Roundtable Dinner

Session Description
Roundtable May 3rd
International Site Visit

Chief Justice Yazzie

Chief Judge Cloud

Chief Judge Ashby




8:00 – 8:30 AM



8:30 – 9:00 AM

Feedback loop

Judge Lowenbach

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Experts & Evidence

Session Description
Evidentiary Issues in D&N Powerpoint

Judge Lowenbach

10:00 – 10:15 AM



10:15 – 10:35 AM

Permanency Hearing

Session Description

Judge Delgado



10:35 – 11:40

Permanency Hearing Discussion

Judge Lowenbach

11:45 – 1:00 PM

LUNCH- Youth Panel

Erin Medina

Youth Panel

1:00 – 2:30 PM

Case Law Update

Session Description
Session Materials

Judge Furman

Phil James

Judge Meinster

2:30 – 3:30 PM

Wrap-Up and Evaluation


Links to:

Resource Materials                                  Advisement Videos                                   Romero Case File


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