(Recorded February 9, 2018)

Course Description: The statewide Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program (JDMP) was launched in July 2016. The purpose of the Program is to improve system processing of dependency cases; thereby decreasing time to permanency and termination of parental rights (TPR). In so doing, it helps stabilize children’s lives by getting them into safe, secure, and permanent homes in a timely manner consistent with the Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997. This course provides an overview of the Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program, its purposes and processes and basic tips and strategies to ensure successful participation in juvenile dependency mediations.

This course is designed for dependency court judiciary and stakeholders.

Faculty: Margaret Crowley, Esq., Crowley Mediation and Director, Juvenile Dependency Mediation Program

Continuing Education Credit: 1.5 mediation and CLE credit for Nevada Settlement Program judges. (Certificate of Completion required to receive continuing legal/judicial education credit.) NOTE: CLE credit for this course is approved through December 31, 2021 and then will be stale dated.

The Settlement Program would like to thank the Court Improvement Program for sharing this valuable mediation training.