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Family and Children's
Resource Program

Vol. 18, No. 3
June 2013

Reunification and Collaboration with the Courts

Reprinted from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2012

Courts have an essential role in determining if and when parents are reunited with their children. When the court and agency approach reunification collaboratively, they present a single, coherent path for families to follow in order to regain custody of their children. Some strategies for such collaboration include:

For more on this subject, see Maine's Collaboration With the Courts: Trainer's Guide at