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Child in Need of Aid Court Improvement Program (CINA CIP)

For more information please contact Robert Polley, CINA Court Improvement Program Coordinator: 907-264-8228.

The CINA Court Improvement Program monitors and improves the way the court system handles child in need of aid cases, and enhances coordination between the court system and other agencies and Tribes involved in CINA cases. Members of the statewide CIP committee are appointed by the Chief Justice of the Alaska Supreme Court. Current members include judges, the Director of the Office of Children’s Services, Tribal representation, and representation by other state agencies including the Department of Law, the Public Defender Agency, the Office of Public Advocacy and the Director of the Division of Behavioral Health.


Children's Bureau Court Improvement Program

CINA Legal Training Resource Links Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

ICWA—Law Policy and Practice Powerpoint

CIP Publishes Booklet for Youth to Navigate the Child Protection System Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

Court Performance Measurement in Child Welfare Cases Powerpoint

Hearing Checklists for Parties, Attorneys and Guardians Ad Litem (GALs):


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CINA CIP Committee Members

Committee Members Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

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Rosters Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

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Meetings and Reports

Next meeting:

Friday, October 31, 2014, 10:30am - 2:30pm: Agenda Adobe Acrobat PDF logo

Minutes Archive

For meeting minutes of 2010 and earlier, please contact Robert Polley at 907-264-8228.

Strategic Plan

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Related Projects of Interest to the Alaska Child Welfare Community

The CINA Court Improvement Program collaborates to the maximum extent with state agencies, Tribes, and other entities on their initiatives to improve Alaska’s child welfare system. Examples of these collaborative efforts include the CIP’s role supporting the Office of Children’s Services in the implementation of its Program Improvement Plan; and the CIP’s work with the Tribal/State Collaboration Group.

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Rev. 29 October 2014
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