Parent Orientation Program for Never Married Parents

Parents of minor children who have a pending paternity case must attend a Parent Orientation Program sponsored through the court. C.O.P.E. Too is a one-time two-hour class for parents involved in the paternity establishment process.

C.O.P.E. Too Topics Include

  • Understanding the needs of children of never married parents.
  • Making the most of things in your control.
  • The paternity establishment process and what happens in court.
  • Parenting plans, financial support, and access issues.
  • How mediation puts you in the driver's seat.

Class Times

For Women:9 AM - 11 AMThird Tuesday of the month
For Men:4 PM - 6 PMFourth Tuesday of the month

Class Fees

C.O.P.E. Too classes are free to parents with cases pending in Clay County and/or residents of Clay County. All others pay a fee of $15.00 per class.

Class Location

R. Kenneth Elliot Children's Justice Center
351 E. Kansas St.
Liberty, Missouri 64068

Pre-register for class by calling 816-736-8400. We do not provide child-care. If you have any special adaptive needs (vision, hearing, access, etc.) that need accommodation, please notify this office as soon as possible.