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Millennium Conference 2000: Launching Improved Court Practice in Child Abuse & Neglect Cases into the Next Century, Report and Results

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Date Published
June 2000
82 pages
The November 1999, Millennium Conference held in Washington D.C. with government and humanitarian leaders shared information and ideas on how to best serve an estimated 520,00 abused and neglected children in foster care in the United States. The Conference was designed to coordinate, integrate, and improve the Nation’s response to child victims in foster care.
The report details the planning, implementation, and results of a national effort to initiate improved practice in child abuse and neglect cases into the new millennium. The conference was designed to improve inter-organizational and inter-initiative communication; network representatives of State and national initiatives by State, discipline and initiative; present cutting edge information from the child welfare field; acquaint participants with resources and programs of national organizations and initiatives focused on court and child welfare issues; and to provide participants with an opportunity to formulate goal oriented plans to put into action upon their return home. Questions were posed to four working groups designed to elicit information on what types of activities were underway or organized on a State-by-State basis. Results and highlights from each group are stated. Conference agenda and presenters are outlined, as well as conference highlights.

Date Published: June 1, 2000