The Operational Review process (review process)
serves as a tool to measure the successful efforts of county courts and their
concomitant CASA and
programs regarding compliance with applicable statutes, Rules of Procedure for
the Juvenile Court, Supreme Court Administrative Orders, Funding Agreements, and
local policies and procedures. The
review process allows for the recognition of efforts being made by the court to
address the specific needs of dependent children.
Additionally, the review process allows for many opportunities for
continuing education and training related to the dependency process.
Operational Review Final Report
Through a review of information available both at the AOC and onsite in each
county, the review team compiles the data necessary to report on each county’s
efforts to address the needs of dependent children in the court system.
The Operational Review Final Report (Jackson County Sample Report –
download below) cites measures of the court’s success in addressing the
aforementioned federal, state and local requirements.
The report specifies recommendations made by the review team as well as
the county’s corrective action plans to address each recommendation.
Corresponding follow up is completed up to six months after the
completion of the Final Report and allows the county the opportunity to report
on their success in implementing any corrective action plans.
Operational Review Client Guide
The Operational Review Client Guide (download below) is a compilation of the
requirements addressed by the review team. The
Client Guide has been developed to provide the user with information necessary
to prepare for and participate in the
operational review process. An overview of the review process, the specific
requirements for each of the three review areas (
, CASA and
), and a helpful glossary of terms specific to the dependency process are all
included in the guide. An Adobe Acrobat (pdf) version of the Client Guide can be
accessed by utilizing the following link.
* The process of downloading either the Jackson
County Sample Report or the Client Guide may take longer for some, depending on
the access speed of the user’s computer.
here to take the operational review survey