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CHIPS Public Defender Workgroup
Active dates:2005 - 2006
The workgroup will study and make recommendations on the appropriate assignment and use of limited public defender resources and ways to minimize CHIPS proceedings through early intervention initiative such as family group conferencing, mediation, and other innovative strategies.
The state court administrator shall report the working group's findings by January 15, 2006.
The 2005 Legislature in response to a request of the Board of Public Defense to limit the number of public defenders appointed to represent parents, legal guardians, Indian custodians, and children in child protection protection matters, asked the State Court Administrator to convene this workgroup.
State Court Administrator's Office
The CHIPS Public Defender Workgroup was comprised of a multidisciplinary group including judges, public defenders, county attorneys, private attorneys, county social services representatives, guardians ad litem, the Department of Human Services, and the Board of Public Defense. (see Appendix A of the Final Report for membership)
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