Families in Need of Services(FINS): Families Learning to Help Themselves

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12:00 – 12:30pm   Informal FINS Background, Purpose, Grounds, and Examples

12:30 – 12:50pm   Formal FINS Background, Purpose, Grounds, and Examples

12:50 – 1:00pm     Questions and Discussion


  • Gain an understanding of Informal and Formal FINS grounds and purpose.
  • Learn about the referral process for FINS.
  • Be able to identify the FINS office in your jurisdiction.


  • Judge Barron C. Burmaster, Chief Judge, Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court
  • Jonathan Winfrey, Informal FINS Director, Jefferson Parish Juvenile Court

This training is free and is designed for all judges, private adoption attorneys, adoption agencies, clerks of court, foster parents, social workers, educators, faith-based leaders and child welfare stakeholders.