Course description

Building on Chapter 6 of Pre-Service Training, "Information Gathering, Documentation & Judicial Reviews", this course goes further in-depth with describing the process for developing a well-written Guardian ad Litem Judicial Review Report. 

In this course, you will learn where and how to obtain records and information necessary for advocating for children, the significance of documentation and writing a well-researched judicial review report with clear, fact based recommendations.

The 2018 statewide approved Judicial Review template is utilized throughout the training.  Suggestions and guidance for completing each section is provided.


PLEASE NOTE:  For those with the Guardian ad Litem Program, two (2) hours of in-service training applies to this training.  The Optima training topic is "Staff Development:  Writing Judicial Review Reports".

 

Reviews (7)

Good format, good detailed examples , good quiz examples! This will certainly help me in visits, follow-up, and writing effective/detailed reports. Thanks so much!

by Ed Hacker

This is very helpful. Should ideally be done at the start of becoming a VCA. 5 stars!

by Jan Mangos

Very informative and will be useful especially for first time reporting

by Michael Stefani

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Good format, good detailed examples , good quiz examples! This will certainly help me in visits, follow-up, and writing effective/detailed reports. Thanks so much!

by Ed Hacker

This is very helpful. Should ideally be done at the start of becoming a VCA. 5 stars!

by Jan Mangos

Very informative and will be useful especially for first time reporting

by Michael Stefani

Thanks for providing this free course. I learned a lot today.

by Mark McAnally

Excellent course! I recommend every GAL take this course prior to writing JR

by Debra Mulder

The reader was clear in how she enunciated all of the wording. The samples were clear and the "Test" Questions were appropriate.

by james Arthur

by Pamela Richardson

Guardian ad Litem  State Office

Guardian ad Litem State Office

Legal Counsel

Guest Presenters: 

  • Kristen Solomon, Esquire - Statewide Director of Operations 
  • Camille Frazer, Esquire - Regional Legal Counsel Southern
  • Kathleen Clendining, Esquire - Managing Attorney, 15th Circuit
  • Brittany Rutan, Esquire - Managing Attorney, 9th Circuit 
Course Contents

3 Multimedia

1 Quiz

1 Text

2 PDFs

2.0 hrs