Wyoming Children's Justice Project
Overview and History
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded the Wyoming Supreme
Court a court grant in July 1999. The purpose of the grant is to assess and
improve the juvenile court system's process involving Wyoming’s most vulnerable
population—abused and neglected children. In October 1999, the Supreme Court
appointed an advisory council consisting of judges, attorneys, a representative
from the Department of Family Services, a foster care alumna, and other
professionals involved in the child protection system.
2014 Children’s Justice Conference Information
The 2014 Children’s Justice Conference will be held on June 25-27, 2014 in Casper, Wyoming. Space will be limited.
2014 CJP Excellence Award
CJP established this award in recognition of the significant contributions by those who work on
behalf of the children and families involved in the child welfare/juvenile court system. The
Supreme Court will present the award at the annual 2014 Children's Justice Project Conference
to a leading practitioner in the field of child welfare. Past award recipients are part of the
2014 Selection Committee. To nominate someone for the award, please fill out and submit a
Children’s Justice Project Scholarships
The Wyoming Children’s Justice Project (CJP) announces the availability of scholarships for district court
judges and/or attorneys who prosecute or accept court appointments to represent children or parents in child
abuse and neglect (non-criminal), child in need of supervision, and termination of parental rights cases.
These scholarships are intended to encourage judges and attorneys to attend national conferences that focus
upon child welfare, juvenile, and family law. The scholarships may cover registration fees and reimbursement
of airfare, lodging, meals and other travel expenses. Attorneys approved for scholarships must contribute at
least 25% of the conference expenses, and agree to share the information learned with other attorneys and/or
others working or volunteering in the juvenile court system.
Publications for Attorneys
Publications for Parents, Custodians and Guardians
Publications for Children and Youth
Publications for Foster and Relative Caregivers
Publications for Multidiscliplinary Team (MDT) Members