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Our state has been presented with an exciting opportunity (amidst all the challenges that we have been facing). The Family Justice Initiative (FJI) has invited one or more parishes in Louisiana to become a “demonstration site,” a parish where the parent representation program and child representation program agree to lower attorney caseloads and/or utilize a multidisciplinary representation model. (The child and parent representation programs in that parish would not have to choose the same model).

In exchange, the programs would receive technical support, funding ideas, help with data tracking, and more. Mimi Laver of the ABA Center on Children and the Law and Elizabeth Thornton of FJI have graciously agreed to provide more information about demonstration sites during a one hour Zoom meeting. We wanted to invited all those who would be important stakeholders. Please feel free to forward this invitation to others. If you cannot join on December 11th at 2pm CST but would like more information, please contact Caitlin Glass (contact information is below).

Caitlin Glass
Legal Representation Coordinator
Pelican Center for Children and Families
caitlin@caitlinjglass.com
504.521.6156

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Demonstration Site Proposal:
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FJI Demonstration Site website tab (gives names of current sites):
https://familyjusticeinitiative.org/advocacy/demonstration-sites/

Written by: Caitlin Glass, caitlin@caitlinjglass.com, 504.521.6156

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