Making Reasonable Efforts: A Permanent Home for Every Child

Published On: February 1, 1999


An update of our earlier publication, Making Reasonable Efforts: Steps for Keeping Families Together, this handbook explains what reasonable efforts are as we move out of the 1990’s. It describes both the old and new reasonable efforts requirements in detail and outlines specific actions that should be taken by attorneys, judges, and child welfare agencies to ensure that the letter and spirit of the laws are met. Funding for this publication was provided by the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation.

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