Judge-in-Residence with the California Administrative Office of the Courts. A past president of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, he received the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence in 2004.
Achieving Timely Permanency in Child Protection Courts: The Importance of Frontloading the Court Process
Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2009
© 2007 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Juvenile and Family Court Journal
Volume 58, Issue 2, pages 1–37, April 2007
How to Cite
EDWARDS, J. L. P. (2007), Achieving Timely Permanency in Child Protection Courts: The Importance of Frontloading the Court Process. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 58: 1–37. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-6988.2007.tb00136.x
- Issue online: 14 JUL 2009
- Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2009
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Timely permanency for foster children has been an unrealized goal in our nation's juvenile courts. The goal of timely permanency is a legal mandate, it serves the needs of families, it is consistent with evolving case management standards, it is required by the Canons of Judicial Ethics, and it serves the best interests of children. Judges must take a leadership role within their courts to reduce delays in child protection courts. Through a series of changes including legislation, court rules, case management techniques, and judicial control, timely permanency for foster children can be achieved.