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Permanency Planning

Shawnna Johnson, Permanency Planning Liaison
County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Phone: 410-887-2744

Permanency Planning Coordinator

The Permanency Planning Coordinator positions were created in the Foster Care Court Improvement Project's 2001 Plan of Action. The Coordinator for the Third Circuit is responsible for ensuring that every child in the child welfare system in Baltimore and Harford Counties is given a permanent home in a timely manner. This is done by identifying barriers that prevent Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) cases from being concluded within 180 days from the filing of a petition.

The Coordinator tracks, monitors and assists in the disposition of TPR cases. It also coordinates all juvenile dependency cases (Children In Need of Assistance cases and TPR cases) by:

  • Developing the agenda for the Court's Juvenile Dependency Workgroup meetings
  • Scheduling and assisting in follow-up for all dependency mediation cases
  • Assisting the Juvenile Clerk's Office in timely processing and concluding all Juvenile Dependency cases
Revised September 10, 2018         


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