Child Protection Information for Attorneys


ABA Model Act Governing the Representation of Children in abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Proceedings

ABA Standards of Practice for Lawyers who Represent Children in Abuse and Neglect Cases (NACC Revised Version)

Adoption and Permanency Guidelines

Idaho Child Protection Manual

Immigration Benchbook*

Judicial Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings - Principles & Standards For Court Organization, Judicial Selection and Assignment, Judicial Administration and Judicial Education

Uniform Representation of Children in Abuse, Neglect, and Custody Proceedings Act

Topical Articles

Advocating for Nonresident Fathers in Child Welfare Court Cases*

Children and Procedural Justice

Court Improvement Program Parent Attorney Survey Results

Effective Management of Parental Substance Abuse in Dependency Cases

Engaging Non-Custodial Fathers in Child Welfare Cases

Tools for Engaging Children in Their Court Proceedings

Visitation with Infants and Toddlers in Foster Care: What Judges and Attorneys Need to Know

Other Web Resources

Child Welfare Information Gateway*

State Child Welfare Policy Database*

National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC)*

National Quality Improvement Center on Child Representation in the Child Welfare System*

University of Washington School of Law - Court Improvement Training Academy*

*Articles with an asterisk indicate a link to a website maintained by a third party and unaffiliated with the Idaho Supreme Court.


Bench Cards may be found under Resources and Media here.


• Child Welfare Legal and Judicial Survey


•  Quality of Hearings Report 2021


• Child Protection Mini Rule Book
   (Current through July 1, 2022)


• Termination of Parental Rights – Outline