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Friday, March 20, 2015

HB 612

LC0759
Kimberly Dudik
Establish child abuse court diversion pilot project

5 comments:

  1. Missoula County Kirsten Pabst on Mar. 19, 2015:

    Missoula County's court cases addressing child abuse and neglect have tripled in recent years. Under current Montana law, many of these cases, otherwise resolved through cooperation with the families, are forced into court so legally required deadlines can be met. HB 612 will permit flexibility to keep some of these cases appropriately out of court. The program would be voluntary between parents and CFS to keep children safe and families strong. In turn, this reduces a burden on the courts, county prosecutors, Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), and overburdened and underfunded public defenders. This bill is a win-win.

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  2. Sent to Reps Hill, McConnell, and Person on House Judiciary on 3/19:

    Missoula County supports House Bill 612 - Establish child abuse court diversion pilot project, before House Judiciary tomorrow morning, and thanks Representative Dudik for carrying the bill. Missoula County's court cases addressing child abuse and neglect have tripled in recent years. Under current Montana law, many of these cases, otherwise resolved through cooperation with the families, are forced into court so legally required deadlines can be met. HB 612 will permit flexibility to keep some of these cases appropriately out of court. The program would be voluntary between parents and CFS to keep children safe and families strong. In turn, this reduces a burden on the courts, county prosecutors, Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), and overburdened and underfunded public defenders. Please support HB 612.

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  3. Sent on Friday, March 27:

    Missoula County supports House Bill 612 - Establish child abuse court diversion pilot project, on the House floor tomorrow morning, and thanks Representative Dudik for carrying the bill. Missoula County's court cases addressing child abuse and neglect have tripled in recent years. Under current Montana law, many of these cases, otherwise resolved through cooperation with the families, are forced into court so legally required deadlines can be met. HB 612 will permit flexibility to keep some of these cases appropriately out of court. The program would be voluntary between parents and CFS to keep children safe and families strong. In turn, this reduces a burden on the courts, county prosecutors, Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), and overburdened and underfunded public defenders. Please support HB 612.
    Respectfully,
    Vickie Zeier on behalf of the Missoula County Commissioners

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  4. Sending the following as an email to Senators Fielder, Larsen and Sands:

    Missoula County supports House Bill 612 - Establish child abuse court diversion pilot project, before Senate Judiciary tomorrow morning, and thanks Representative Dudik for carrying the bill. Missoula County's court cases addressing child abuse and neglect have tripled in recent years. Under current Montana law, many of these cases, otherwise resolved through cooperation with the families, are forced into court so legally required deadlines can be met. HB 612 will permit flexibility to keep some of these cases appropriately out of court. The program would be voluntary between parents and CFS to keep children safe and families strong. In turn, this reduces a burden on the courts, county prosecutors, Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), and overburdened and underfunded public defenders. Please support HB 612.
    Respectfully,
    Vickie Zeier on behalf of the Missoula County Commissioners

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  5. Sending the following email to MC Senators on the floor today at noon:

    Senator,
    Missoula County supports House Bill 612 - Establish child abuse court diversion pilot project, on the Senate floor this afternoon, and thanks Representative Dudik for carrying the bill. Missoula County's court cases addressing child abuse and neglect have tripled in recent years. Under current Montana law, many of these cases, otherwise resolved through cooperation with the families, are forced into court so legally required deadlines can be met. HB 612 will permit flexibility to keep some of these cases appropriately out of court. The program would be voluntary between parents and CFS to keep children safe and families strong. In turn, this reduces a burden on the courts, county prosecutors, Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), and overburdened and underfunded public defenders. Please support HB 612.
    Respectfully,
    Vickie Zeier on behalf of the Missoula County Commissioners

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