Role of the Judge

—Inviting participants to join the local stakeholder team

—Providing frequent judicial oversight to monitor the family’s progress

—Partnering with the court coordinator to lead the stakeholder meetings

—Creating an environment where the parents and professionals feel respected

—Ensuring the children’s developmental and mental health needs are met and that the parents are getting support

—Ensuring that safety, permanency, and well-being remain first and foremost in every hearing

—Serving as a key spokesperson for the Safe Baby Court approach

—Participating in monthly stakeholder meetings and the family’s monthly court hearings

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