This recording is from the National Judicial Leadership Summit which convened in September 2019. Theme 3 of the convening was "Safely Preventing the Unnecessary Entry of Children into Foster Care through Meaningful Initiation Hearings."

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View other summit recordings which include plenaries of the five themes: incorporating the voice of families, delivering high-quality representation, safely preventing unnecessary removals through meaningful initial hearings, ensuring procedural fairness, equity and access to justice, and leading child welfare reform from states' supreme court & administrative office of courts. There are also recordings of the opening, Dr. Jerry Milner's presentation, Amelia Frank Meyer on the trauma of removal, a fishbowl with constituents, and closing remarks from David Sanders.