The Commission hosted a Round Table on Mediation in Child Protection Cases in February 2019 with the goal of creating a collaborative framework for understanding how mediation in child welfare cases can be improved. The Round Table brought together 45 mediators, attorneys, judicial leaders, subject matter experts, and policymakers from across Texas to discuss issues affecting mediation in child welfare cases. Participants exchanged experiences and ideas regarding how to create conditions for successful mediation, when and how to use mediation as an effective tool, as well as the challenges facing diverse jurisdictions in establishing effective mediation programs. The Mediation in Child Protection Cases Round Table Report was issued in February 2020.
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