The Pursuit of Permanency: The First 90 Days

The University of San Diego School of Law's Children's Advocacy Institute is pleased to offer a 12-hour training program on promising and effective practices and strategies to accelerate permanency and improve permanency outcomes, with a special focus on the first 90 days of a child welfare case. 

Sponsored by the California Judicial Council, this training is intended for judicial officers, attorneys, child welfare professionals, probation officers, tribal representatives and advocates, community advocates, CASAs, and other interested persons. This training is offered at no cost to the participants.

PLEASE NOTE: Future trainings have been postponed until 2021 (dates and locations TBD). Please check back here for updates regarding those trainings.


Topics covered during the June 2020 pilot presentation included the following:

  • Cornerstone Advocacy Approach
  • Improving Dependency Court Performance and Accelerating Permanency
  • Strategies/Efforts/Advocacy in the First 90 Days: Ethical Considerations
  • Population-Specific Permanency Issues
  • How Recent Policy Changes (Family First, CCR) Effect Permanency
  • Identifying and Addressing Bias and How it Impacts Permanency Efforts

If you have questions about the upcoming training programs, please email Elisa Weichel at