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Plans of Safe Care: An Issue Brief for Judicial Officers
National Quality Improvement Center for Collaborative Community Court Teams (QIC-CCCT) and National Center for State Courts, 2020
Judicial officers hear a variety of dependency matters from a unique vantage point. This often requires insight and education in areas beyond the law, such as substance use, mental health, and infant health and development. This briefing paper helps judicial officers presiding over collaborative community court teams understand Plans of Safe Care (POSC), the court’s role in implementing POSC, and the process of bringing community partners together to improve systems for infants with prenatal substance exposure (IPSE) and their families.