Counties are Failing to Uniformly Implement the Elkins Task Force Recommendations for CPS Information and Report Sharing
Renee Fairbanks and Vanessa Kirker Wright
Renee M. Fairbanks, CFLS, is a principal at the Law Office of Renee M. Fairbanks, a family law firm in Santa Barbara. She is a member of the Family Law Executive Committee.
Vanessa Kirker Wright, CFLS, is a principal at Kirker Wright Law Group, APC, a family law firm in Santa Barbara. She is a former member and past Chair of the Family Law Executive Committee.
Seven years ago, the Elkins Family Law Task Force issued recommendations intended to both simplify family law processes and make more information available to the courts to allow for a fairer process. However, because there was no comprehensive follow-up legislation to implement some of those recommendations statewide, the Task Force’s work has been thwarted.