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Id page 108. 33 V.S.A. Section 5317(a). 25 33 V.S.A. Section 5316(b). 26 P.L. 113-183 Section 475(1)(D) and (5)(C)(1). 27 P.L. 113-183. 28 33 V.S.A. Section 5320; ASFA 42 U.S.C. Sec- tion 675(5)(B). 29 ASFA 42 U.S.C. Section 675(5)(B); 33 V.S.A. Section 5321(c) and (c)(1). 30 In re J.R., 153 Vt. 85, 99 (1989) (Stagnation can be shown by the passage of time with no im- provement in parental capacity to care properly for the child.” In re D.B., 161 Vt. 217, 220 (1993). (The Court must consider whether any improve- ment in parenting has substantially conformed with the expectations at the time of the CHINS adjudication and with the S.R.S.’s case plan.). 31 ASFA 42 U.S.C. Section 671(5)(E). 23 24 Our Children’s Corner Department is looking for new authors! Legal issues affecting children affect all of us. Families Act, P.L. 113-183 Section 471(a)(29). 13 33 V.S.A. Section 5110(b). 14 33 V.S.A. Section 5110(b). 15 33 V.S.A. Section 5315(a). 16 33 V.S.A. Section 5315(a) 17 33 V.S.A. Section 5313(b). 18 45 C.F.R. Section 1356.21(b)(1). 19 33 V.S.A. Section 5308(e)(1)(B). 20 According to statistics from the Vermont Court Improvement Program, in FY 2016, only 44% of CHINS cases statewide reached merits within sixty days of case filing, averaging ninety days between case filings and merits. 21 National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Im- proving Court Practices in Child Abuse and Ne- glect Cases; 2016, Reno, NV, page 192. The full Guidelines are at: https://www.ncjfcj.org/sites/ default/files/%20NCJFCJ%20Enhanced%20Re- source%20Guidelines%2005-2016.pdf 22 Id. page 26. Writing a brief Children’s Corner article is a great way to be published in the bar journal without too much time commitment. If you would like to submit an article for the Children’s Corner, please contact Jennifer Emens-Butler at jeb@vtbar.org. Scenes from our Mid-Winter Meeting www.vtbar.org THE VERMONT BAR JOURNAL • SPRING 2017 47