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Family Reunification Day Celebration

June 23, 2017
New Jersey Law Center
One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ

As part of the annual nationwide American Bar Association Family Reunification effort, Legal Services of New Jersey once again celebrated Family Reunification Day at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, NJ, on Friday June 23, 2017.

Each year we focus on one of the critical services and procedures necessary to make reunification possible. This year’s focus was on improving educational outcomes for children involved in the child welfare system.

LSNJ honored several successfully reunified families from Camden, Burlington, Hudson, Gloucester, Essex, Middlesex, and Passaic counties as well as resource parents, relatives, DCPP caseworkers, CASA workers and attorneys as Reunification Day heroes.

Madelin F. Einbinder, Presiding Judge, Family Part, Ocean County
Maura McInerney, Senior Attorney at the Education Law Center, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Overcoming Barriers to Educational Success for Children in Out-of-Home Placement

This video, produced by Legal Services of New Jersey and presented at the 2017 Family Reunification Day celebration, looks at the need for better systems, communication, and collaboration to better address the educational challenges faced by children in out-of-home care placements.

2017 Family Reunification Day Videos

Previous Family Reunification Day Videos

Keynote Speeches from Prior Years

For information on National Family Reunification Month: