Spotlight Series for the Legal and Judicial Communities

This series spotlights CFSR-related topics for the legal and judicial communities. The content is drawn from the CFSR Round 3 Report for Legal and Judicial Communities, which summarizes states’ performance in meeting safety, permanency, and well-being needs of children and families as a result of the federal Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) conducted between 2015 and 2018. These reports share results in four areas in which the legal and judicial communities play a key role: achieving timely permanency, meaningfully engaging families, promoting and maintaining family relationships and connections, and keeping families together.