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Colorado D&N Judicial Institute 2014
Colorado D&N Judicial Institute – July 2014
Ordinary Solutions to Extraordinary Problems

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CLE Affidavit

7:30 – 8:30 AM

Check-in  -  Light Breakfast  -  Computer Checks


CIP and IT Staff

8:30 – 9:45 AM

Justice Boatright
D&N Courts: Legal Solutions to Family Problems


Justice Boatright

9:45 – 10:15 AM

The 5 Minute Shelter Hearing
How Effective Is It?

PPP 'Good'
PPP 'Bad'

Magistrate Allen
Judge Lowenbach

10:15 – 10:30 AM




10:30 –  12:00 PM

Safety and Risk Assessment in D&N Cases
How Do We Know When Kids Are Safe in Risky Situations?

Includes the Subject Matter of Differential Response, Red Team, and Voluntary Cases

Draft Risk Assessment
Enhanced Screening Guide
Agency Response Guide
Expansion Summary
Risk Assessment Definitions
Safety Assessment Definitions
Safety and Risk for Judicial

Korey Elger, Ongoing Child Protection Administrator for Colorado Department of Human Services


12:00  – 1:30 PM




1:30 – 2:30 PM

The Relative Affidavit
Family Involvement in the Court

How Does Incorporation of the Affidavit Help Case Processing?

Adams Advisement Relative Affidavit
Adams Relative Affidavit Family Tree
El Paso Advisement Relative Affidavit Advisement Part 1 Court Form
El Paso Affidavit Part 2
Jeffco Procedure for Relative Affidavit
Jeffco Relative Affidavit Final
Mesa County Resource Affidavit
Mesa County Logic Model
Mesa County Resource Affidavit Court Procedure
Email Regarding Relative Affidavit and Guidelines
Advisement Statute

Barbara Bosley
Loretta Koehler
Judge Schmalberger
Alison Young

2:30 - 2:45 PM BREAK   Catered
2:45 - 4:00 PM

Full Shelter Hearing
Purpose of the Hearing; Appointment of Attorneys; Use of Relative Affidavit; Safety/Risk Issues; Housing Issue; Taking Testimony; ICWA Issue

Case Planning Sheet
Advisement Acknowledgment
Advisement Video

Magistrate Allen
Judge Lowenbach

4:00 - 5:00 PM

The Respondent Parent
How Does the Court Engage the Parents?

  Maria Archambault
Jason Ayers
Samuel Granados

7:30 – 8:00 AM

Light Breakfast



8:00 – 8:30 AM

Debrief and Logistics


Judge Lowenbach

8:30 - 8:45 AM Removal Video    

8:45- 10:00 AM

Toxic Stress: Understanding It's Causes and Consequences
Removal and Trauma in D&N Cases

Early Life Stress
JAMA Article

Dr. Sarah Watamura


10:00 – 10:15 AM      

The 5-Minute Disposition Hearing


Judge Delgado

10:15 – 10:30 AM 




10:30 – 10:45 AM

Full Disposition Hearing


Judge Delgado

10:45 - 12:00 PM

Essentials for a Disposition Hearing
Staffings; Youth Participation; Tribal Involvement in ICWA Cases; Children in Court; Congregate Care/OPPLA

  Judge Lowenbach, CoDnji Faculty

12:00 – 1:00 PM




1:00– 5:00 PM

Parenting from Prison
Attachment; The Importance of Visitation; The Effect on Children of Visits in Prison; Vistiation in Non-offender Settings.


Ali Shoaga, Department of Corrections Denver Complex
Twilla Stiggers, Parenting and Health Educator Denver Women’s Correctional Facility

Scarlett Morris, Correctional Officer

Inmate Bios


7:30  – 8:15 AM

Light Breakfast



8:15 – 9:00 AM

Debrief & Logistics


Judge Lowenbach

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Using the Reasonable Efforts Tools to Improve Outcomes

Using Reasonable Efforts Tools to Improve Outcomes

Judge Lowenbach

10:30 – 10:45 AM




10:45 – 11:45 AM

Caselaw Update

Juvenile Case Law Update April 2014
Juvenile Case Law Update July 2014

Judge Ashby
Judge Meinster

11:45 – 12:45 PM



12:45 – 1:45 PM

Permanent Home Hearings
How can the D&N Court Process Define and Measure Permanency?

Permanent Home El Paso
Permanent Home Statute

Judge Delgado
Magistrate Janski
Judge Schmalberger
Magistrate Vigil
Alison Young


1:45 – 2:00 PM




2:00 – 4:00 PM

Youth Panel / Ordinary Solutions to Extraordinary Problems
From their Experience in the Colorado Foster Care System, Youth Speakers Address How D&N Case Process Could be Changed to Incorporate Youth Voice


Judge Appel
Bridging the Gap Youth

4:00 - 4:30 PM Wrap - Up & Evaluations   Judge Lowenbach

Links to:                 
Case File: Petition       Case File: Dependency or Neglect Intake              Case File: Dispostion - Bad      Case File: Disposition - Good 

Resource Materials   (need updated Adobe Reader to view)                  

Advisement Videos

CCC Preliminary Protective Hearing Benchcard

ICWA Compliance Court Readiness Tool

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