Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) Permanency Timeline Training

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Achieving timely child safety, wellbeing, and permanency (for example, reunification, transfer of custody to a relative, and adoption) are the foundational principles underlying the procedures and decisions in all child protection proceedings. This training is designed to provide an overview of the hearings and key events along the permanency timeline, as well as information about how to calculate the 12 months involved in the timeline, and strategies to improve time to permanency for children in out-of-home placement consistent with federal and state statutes and rules and Minnesota Judicial Branch performance measures. 

County data will be provided for CJI teams to review to determine what steps need to be taken to move forward cases that are at risk of going beyond the 12-month timeline. CJI teams can also determine whether any practice changes should be implemented to prevent future cases from going beyond the 12-month timeline.

Contact the state CJI program if you are interested in requesting this 2.5 hour remote training in your county.
Objective: To identify requirements, practices, and strategies to comply with the 12-month permanency timeline to ensure each child timely achieves permanency. 

Recommended Audience: All child protection system stakeholders are strongly encouraged to attend, including juvenile court judges, law clerks, court administration staff, county attorneys, attorneys for parents, attorneys for children, guardians ad litem, child protection workers, tribal court judges, tribal social workers, tribal representatives, parent mentors, treatment providers, and law enforcement. 

Registration: Registration information will be sent by email to each child protection system stakeholder in counties that have scheduled a training event.

Cost: There is no fee for registration, materials, or continuing education credits. 

Virtual Event: Each training is a 2.5-hour remote event.

Training Locations and Dates: The following are scheduled training events. More events may be added upon request. 
 
  • Ramsey County - May 16, 2022, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and August 23, 2022, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Hennepin County - May 20, 2022, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and June 2, 2022, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 5th Judicial District - June 3, 2022, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 1st Judicial District - July 11, 2022, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Agenda: Each permanency timeline training follows this general agenda. Specific agendas are sent to those who register for each training event.

Participant Materials: 
For each training event, applications will be made for continuing education credit for judicial officers, court administration staff, attorneys, and guardians ad litem. A certificate of attendance can be provided upon request for social workers and others who attend and need proof of attendance to apply for continuing education credits.

Specific continuing education credit information:
 
  • Becker County - June 2, 2021 - approved for 2.0 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 374017. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Clay County - June 29, 2021 - approved for 2.0 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 376267. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Nicollet County - July 13, 2021 - approved for 2.0 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 380025. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Brown County - October 6, 2021 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 404313. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Sibley County - November 3, 2021 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 509758. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Blue Earth County - November 4, 2021 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 509759. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Jackson County - December 17, 2021 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 508556. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Faribault and Martin Counties - January 7, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 423432. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • St. Louis County - January 21, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 423364. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Otter Tail and Wadena Counties - January 27, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 405344. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Carver County - January 28, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 421232. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Todd County - April 14, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 439684. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • 6th Judicial District - April 15, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 451008. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training. 
  • Pine, Isanti, Chisago, and Kanabec Counties - April 18, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 440974. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Morrison County - May 6, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 438384. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.  
  • Ramsey County - May 16, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 444521. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in the May 16th training. August 23, 2022 - pending approval for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 460243. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in the August 23rd training. 
  • Hennepin County - May 20, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 444596. June 2, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 450815. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in either of these trainings. 
  • 5th Judicial District - June 3, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 450817. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.
  •  1st Judicial District - July 11, 2022 - approved for 2.5 hours of credit. Event code for attorneys is 455612. For judicial officers, please complete this Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) Petition to report your participation in this training.