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Incarcerated Parent Representation Program

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In the Incarcerated Parent Representation Program, Drake Law students practice in juvenile court under the supervision of an experienced clinical professor.

The students represent incarcerated parents whose children are involved in Child In Need of Assistance (CINA) proceedings. Students gather facts, draft legal documents, advocate for their clients, and participate in court hearings, in addition to attending weekly classes and case reviews.

As part of the program, students and faculty collaborate with the judicial branch, state agencies, and community organizations to identify ways to decrease the significant impact on children of incarcerated parents.

Students and faculty also provide a wide variety of training to child welfare professionals, state agencies, and community organizations to facilitate efforts to support children and parents separated by incarceration.

Partnering for Lasting Change - Training Sessions

Partnering for Lasting Change is a four hour multidisciplinary training for social workers, DOC staff, judges and attorneys who practice in child welfare and the criminal justice systems. Learn how to utilize the resources are available in each system along with resources developed by the Drake’s Incarcerated Parent Representation Program to maximum opportunities for mutual clients to obtain lasting change.

The speakers will include: Jami Hagemeier, Supervising Attorney for the Incarcerated Parent Representation Program; Katrina Carter from the DOC; and a social worker who will change based on the training's location.

All trainings will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m (except on Oct. 24).

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Sept. 19, 2018
Zion Lutheran Church
4300 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA

Approved for 4.0 hours CLE, Activity ID: 306495

Registration is available via Eventbrite.

Oct. 3, 2018
United Methodist Church
901 Nodaway St., Corning IA

Approved for 4.0 hours CLE, Activity ID: 307024

Registration is available via Eventbrite.

Oct. 10, 2018
Fort Dodge Correctional Facility
1550 L. St., Fort Dodge, IA

Approved for 4.0 hours CLE, Activity ID: 307025

Registration is available via Eventbrite.

Oct. 17, 2018
Iowa Medical & Classification Ctr.
2700 Coral Ridge Ave., Coralville, IA

Approved for 4.0 hours CLE, Activity ID: 307026

Registration is available via Eventbrite.

Oct. 24, 2018
United Methodist Church
301 Hansen Blvd., West Union, IA

Approved for 4.0 hours CLE, Activity ID: 307027

Registration is available via Eventbrite.

Oct. 31, 2018
First Congregational Church
4600 Hamilton Blvd., Sioux City, IA

Approved for 4.0 hours CLE, Activity ID: 307028

Registration is available via Eventbrite.

Nov. 14, 2018
Council Bluffs Public Library
400 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, IA

Approved for 4.0 hours CLE, Activity ID: 307038

Registration is available via Eventbrite.

Resources for Caretakers

Resources for Incarcerated Parents

Resources for Child Welfare Professionals

Tools for Iowa Social Workers

Resources for Parent Attorneys

See also Sample Forms and Orders.

Resources for Transnational Families Separated by Deportation/Detainment


Faculty and Staff

Brent Pattison, Director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children's Rights; Associate Clinical Professor
515-271-1810 brent.pattison@drake.edu
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Jami Hagemeier, Supervising Attorney
515-271-2073 jami.hagemeier@drake.edu

 
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