Determining the Best Interests of the Child

All States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have statutes requiring that the child’s best interests be considered whenever specified types of decisions are made regarding a child’s custody, placement, or other critical life issues.

Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway
Publication Date: 2016
Topic(s): Best Interest Determinations
Resource Type: Factsheet / Guide
Recommended Audience(s): Agency Leaders and Professionals
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