Checklist: Engaging Fathers in the Child Protection Process: The Judicial Role (Portion in Chapter 5 of Advocating for Nonresident Fathers in Child Welfare Court Cases).

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Edwards, Leonard P.
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ABA Center on Children and the Law.
National Quality Improvement Center on Non-Resident Fathers and the Child Welfare System.
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This checklist explains strategies judges can use to engage fathers in the child protection process. The strategies include: identify and locate all possible fathers early, complete paternity testing as soon as possible, appoint counsel for the father, engage fathers in the child protection case, involve paternal relatives in the case, and address domestic violence issues.

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