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Court Improvement Program (CIP) | State of Illinois Office of the Illinois Courts

The AOIC's Courts, Children and Families Division (CCFD), on behalf of the Supreme Court of Illinois, is responsible for administering the federally funded State Court Improvement Program (CIP) grant. The Illinois Court Improvement Program (ICIP) works to promote the continuous quality improvement of child welfare court hearings and to enhance and expand collaboration between the judicial branch, the state agency, and court system stakeholders to improve the child welfare system in Illinois.

The CCFD also works to support the mission, vision, and core values of Illinois' CIP of ensuring safety and stability for children and families involved in juvenile abuse and neglect court proceedings and to improve timely permanency outcomes. These efforts focus on improving the quality of legal representation for children and parents, promoting coordination between local courts and child welfare stakeholders, developing judicial and attorney trainings, building capacity to collect local child protection court data, and collaborating with the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services.

For more information about the work of the Courts, Children and Families Division, please see the  Courts, Children and Families Division page.

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  IL Court Improvement Program (CIP) Overview

  IL Court Improvement Program (CIP) Funding Announcement


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Contact Details

For more information about the availability of CIP funding, please contact:


Samantha Willeford
CIP Grants Program Developer
 (217) 558-2114