Utah's Court Improvement Program


About Utah's Court Improvement Program

The Court Improvement Program (CIP) was created as part of the Omnibus and Reconciliation Act of 1993, Public Law 103-55. CIP is administered by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children, Youth and Families. CIP provides funding and guidance to state court systems to develop and implement plans for improvement in the management of child welfare cases.

The Administrative Office of the Utah State Courts administers three CIP grants in accordance with federal guidelines and requirements. The basic CIP grant program was expanded in 2006, adding components for training and data collection and analysis. Utah's CIP is governed by the Court Improvement Program Committee and its executive committee, the Statewide Table of Six. From its inception, CIP has made measurable improvements in Utah's child welfare system, including:

  • Model child welfare court programs
  • CARE/SAFE Interface
  • Statewide and regional cross-discipline trainings
  • Expedited child welfare appeals
  • Dually-Involved Youth
  • Education of Children in State's Care
  • Indian Child Welfare
  • Kinship

Training Resources

 
Documents¹
PowerPoint
Video
Other²
American Indian Strengthening Families Program   PowerPoint Document    
Anyone You Want Me to Be   PowerPoint Document    
Children in the Courtroom   PowerPoint Document    
Communication Tools to Help You Tap into Their Story   PowerPoint Document    
Courtroom Etiquette     Video File Audio File
Drug Testing 101 (Gwen McMillin Ph.D)   PowerPoint Document    
Dual-Adjudication Youth PDF Document      
Father Involvement PDF Document      
Educating Youth in State Care (ht.utah.gov)       HTML Document
Health Implications for Drug Endangered Children PDF Document      
Impact of Opiods on Children PDF Document      
Pharmaceutical Awareness PDF Document      
State of Utah's Children in Care   PowerPoint Document    
The Good and Bad Adoptions   PowerPoint Document    
The Health of Children in Utah's Child Welfare System   PowerPoint Document    
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act   PowerPoint Document   Audio File

2012 Court Improvement Summit

 
Documents¹
PowerPoint
Video
Other²
Practice Elevated (Misty Butler)     Video File  
Elevate, but how? (Margaret Burt) PDF Document   Video File  
Dually-Involved Youth Toolkit (Raechel Lizon) PDF Document   Video File  
Foster Parent Hearing Notifications (Brody Arishita & Navina Forsythe) PDF Document   Video File  
Indian Child Welfare (Sheldon Spotted Elk) PDF Document   Video File  
Educating Youth in State Care (Laurieann Thorpe) PDF Document   Video File  
Structured Decision Making (Lori Giovannoni) PDF Document   Video File  
Permanency Elevated (Judge Decker) PDF Document   Video File  
Permanency Elevated (Jeff Harrop) PDF Document   Video File  
Permanency Elevated (Laura Thompson)     Video File  
If You Believe, They Will Believe and Achieve (Derek Clark)     Video File  

Key for Document Types

¹ Documents - PDF Document PDF Document | WordPerfect Document WordPerfect Document | Word Document Word Document

² Other - HTML Document HTML Page | Excel Document Excel Document | ZIP File ZIP File | Audio File Audio File


Related Links


Contact Information


Katie Gregory

CIP Program Director
Assistant Juvenile Court Administrator
450 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 578-3800

Misty Butler

CIP Program Coordinator
Training and Data Collection & Analysis Grant
450 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
(801) 578-3800


Page Last Modified: 12/11/2013
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