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Child Requiring Assistance Resources

NEW “CHILD REQUIRING ASSISTANCE” LAW

RESOURCE MATERIALS

 

CRA Law

An Act Regarding Families and Children Engaged in Services, Chapter 240 of the Acts and Resolves of 2012

Mass. Gen. Laws Chapter 119, Sections 21 & 39E-L

 

Juvenile Court Memos and Forms

Juvenile Court Memorandum Implementing CRA

Juvenile Court Handbook for Parents, Guardians and Custodians in CRA Cases

Juvenile Court Flow Chart of CRA Case

Juvenile Court Forms for CRA Cases

 

Other CRA Resources

Kilkelly, Michael, "CHINS reform: What the statute changes mean for your practice", Massachusetts Bar Association Journal (February 2013)

Detailed memorandum summarizing the new law

Short summary of the new law

CPCS Flow Chart of CRA Case

DCF Powerpoint on the New CRA Law

 

 

Child Victims of Sexual Exploitation

An Act Relative to the Commercial Exploitation of People, Chapter 178 of the Acts and Resolves of 2011

Memorandum summarizing relevant provisions