National Infant-Toddler Court Program
The ZERO TO THREE National Infant-Toddler Court Program (ITCP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Services.
The ITCP is operated by ZERO TO THREE in partnership with The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law; The Center for the Study of Social Policy; The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; and an independent evaluation team at RTI International.
NEW Request For Applications From States and Local Communities
Learn about a new funding opportunity for states and local communities seeking to implement or increase alignment with the SBCT approach and download the Request for Applications.
The Safe Babies Court Team™ Approach: Core Components and Key Activities
Learn how the SBCT approach meets the urgent needs of infants and toddlers and their families.
Safe Babies Court Team™ Logic Model
Explore the Safe Babies Court Team™ Logic Model, which provides a visual depiction of the SBCT approach.
Report: States Can Improve Supports for Infants and Toddlers Who Are In or At Risk Of Entering Foster Care
This report shares where states have existing strengths and infrastructure to provide prevention services to families with infants and toddlers. Findings are the result of a 2019 survey conducted by Child Trends in partnership with ZERO TO THREE.
Strategy Brief: Strong Families
This brief by Casey Family Programs explains how the Safe Babies Court Team™ approach improves outcomes for infants and toddlers.
Map of Infant Toddler Court Program Sites 2020
Where are we working across the United States?
Safe Babies Court Team™ Approach Infographic
This infographic depicts the key elements of the SBCT approach.
The National Infant-Toddler Court Program is supporting wide-scale dissemination of the Safe Babies Court Team™ (SBCT) approach, a specialized support for children birth to three years of age in foster care, or at risk of removal, and their families. This evidence-based approach connects babies and their families with the support and services they need to ensure healthy development and lasting permanency.
Court Teams build a foundation using the SBCT Core Components as a framework for implementation, and we encourage communities to take the approach and fit it to their community. The SBCT goal of advancing the health and well-being of very young children and their families, so they flourish is be accomplished through interdisciplinary, collaborative and proactive team work. Careful, empathic, and intentional planning coupled with timely access to quality services are at the core of this work. The Infant-Toddler Court Program has grown from a place of providing information and training on the SBCT approach to a national resource center that assists communities in building capacity to meet the needs of infants, toddlers, and their families.
For inquiries about the ITCP, please contact Aidan Bohlander, Senior Outreach Specialist email@example.com, or Janie Huddleston, Director, National Infant-Toddler Court Program firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Safe Babies Court Team™ Approach
Cross Sites Meetings