Resources

IPP Practice Advisories

Ensuring the Parent-Child Contact Occurs During Incarceration

This practice advisory outlines suggestions for a parent becoming incarcerated to stay meaningfully connect with their own child(ren).

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Preventing TPR When Fifth Amendment Issues are At Play

This practice advisory is for child welfare practitioners who represent parents criminally charged or under criminal investigation for their past parenting behaviors and the parent is seeking to reunify with the child.

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Seeking a Stay of Civil Discovery or a Civil Trial in a Child Welfare Case

This practice advisory is for child welfare practitioners who represent parents criminally charged or under criminal investigation for their past parenting behaviors and the parent seeks to stay the discovery or trial in that chil...

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What to Do When Invoking the Fifth in a Dependency Case

This practice advisory is for child welfare practitioners who represent parents criminally charged or under criminal investigation for their past parenting behaviors. The advisory contains suggestions for civil practitioners desig...

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Exceptional SRA Mitigating Sentences-Parenting or Family Circumstances

This practice advisory outlines legal arguments in support of requesting an exceptional mitigating SRA sentence by a person who is parenting or providing care to a minor child in light of the Law decision.    The below listed re...

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Exceptional Mitigating SRA Sentences-Personal Circumstances

This practice advisory outlines the legal basis for consideration of personal circumstances to support a request for a sentence below the standard sentencing range.     The below listed resource provides a list of publications, ...

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Use of Power of Attorney & Guardianship to Prevent Child Welfare Intervention

This practice advisory describes the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act, how it differs from the now repealed non-parental custody statute and the use of power of attorney to confer caregi...

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Challenging Sentencing Conditions that Curtail A Parent’s Fundamental Rights

This practice advisory outlines the constitutional challenges to sentencing conditions that restrain a parent from fully associating with their own child(ren).

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Challenging Bail Conditions That Curtail A Parent’s Fundamental Rights

This practice advisory outlines the constitutional challenges to bail conditions that restrain a parent accused of a crime from fully associating with their own child(ren).

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Community Parenting Alternative

This practice advisory describes the eligibility criteria and mechanism for requesting one of the two parenting sentencing alternatives under the Sentencing Reform Act (SRA). It is part one of two advisories about these sentencing...

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