Resolutions and Policy Statements

2017

In Support of the National Juvenile Defender Center bench cards Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) and Applying principles of adolescent development in delinquency proceedings

In Support of the Principles and Practices of the Custody and Visitation in Civil Protection Orders: Guiding Principles and Suggested Practices for Courts and Communities

Appreciation for 80th Annual Conference

Recognition of NCJFCJ's 80th Anniversary

Addressing the Needs of Homeless Youth and Families in Juvenile and Family Courts

Regarding the Need for Independent Oversight of Youth Confinement Facilities

Regarding Juvenile Probation and Adolescent Development

In Support of Reauthorization and Strengthening of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and Elimination of the Valid Court Order Exception

In Support of the Conference of Chief Justices’ Resolution 2: In Support of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

In Support of the Conference of Chief Justices’ Resolution 1: In Support of Reauthorization of Court Improvement Programs

2016

In Support of the Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

In Support of the AFCC Guidelines for Examining Intimate Partner Violence

In Support of the Family First Prevention Services Act

In Support of the National Juvenile Defender Center document reaffirming principles of the historic Gault case

Regarding Reducing the Use of Solitary Confinement for Youth

Regarding Judicial Oversight of Children Under Court Jurisdiction in Group Facilities

Regarding Judicial Training on Adolescent Brain Development

In Support of the Best Practices and Principles of the Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Dependency Cases

Regarding Domestic Child Sex Trafficking and Commercial Exploitation of Children

2015

Regarding Shackling of Children in Juvenile Court

Regarding Trauma-Informed Juvenile and Family Courts

NCJFCJ Official Comments on Proposed Indian Child Welfare Act Regulations

Endorsement of The Modern Court Judge: Knowledge, Qualities, and Skills for Success

In Support of the American Probation & Parole Association's Issue Paper Risk and Needs Assessment

2014

In Support of the Courts Catalyzing Change Inititative and the Importance of Diversity Training for Court Personnel

Policy Statement on Evidence of Effectiveness

2013

In Support of Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

In Support of the Youth PROMISE Act Legislation

Regarding Judicial Oversight of Psychotropic Medications for Children Under Court Jurisidiction

In Support of Full Implementation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

In Support of Increased Judicial Involvement in ICPC Cases

In Support of White House Initiative Regarding Children of Incarcerated Parents

Calling for Judicial Action to Address the Growing Problem of Domestic Minor Human Sex Trafficking

2012

Project ONE Key Principles

Observing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Regarding Juvenile Courts and Schools Partnering to Keep Kids in School and Out of Court

Calling for Judicial Action to Reduce the Number of Legal Orphans At Risk of Aging Out of Foster Care in the United States

Observing World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

NCJFCJ Children in Court Policy Statement


2011

In Support of Reauthorization and Strengthening of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Regarding the Adoption of Policy Statements and Practices Recommended in Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice

Regarding Judicial Education on Military Issues

Key Principles for Permanency Planning for Children

Child Welfare Finance Reform Policy Statement

In Support of Tribal Courts

In Support of Policy Recommendations for Tribal Access to CIP Funds


2010

In Opposition to Legislation Establishing Federal Legislation Concerning Child Custody Cases Involving Military Service Members/Parents

Supporting Reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act

Supporting Passage of the HELP Act

Regarding Availability of Evidence-Based Services for Status Youth and Families

Supporting Reauthorization of JJDP Act and Elimination of VCO Exception

Endorsing U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child


2009

Endorsing NCJFCJ’s Cross-over Committee Unified Model Court Concept Paper

Regarding the Adoption of Policy Statements and Practices Recommended in A Judicial Guide to Child Safety in Custody Cases

Regarding the American Bar Association’s Judicial Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings: Principles and Standards for Court Organization, Judicial Selection and Assignment, Judicial Administration, and Judicial Education

Regarding the Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974

Policy Statement Regarding Judicial Responsibility in a Budget Crisis Environment


2008

Regarding Disproportionate Representation of Minority Children

Regarding the Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

To Encourage and Support the Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines Model Court Project

Adopting as Official Policy the Publication Navigating Custody & Visitation Evaluations in Cases with Domestic Violence

Endorsing the Report from the Wingspread Conference on Domestic Violence and Family Courts

In Support of Specific Changes to the Model Code of Judicial Conduct


2007

Regarding the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

Regarding the Reauthorization of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act

NCJFCJ Diversity Policy Statement


2006

Regarding Judicial Leadership in the Juvenile and Family Courts

In Support of Professionals Addressing Mental Health and Medical Needs of Children

In Support of Judicial Promotion of Positive Educational Outcomes for Foster Children

In Support of the Family Law Education Reform Project

In Support of the ABA’s Youth at Risk Initiative


2005

In Support of NCJFCJ’s Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines

In Support of Judges Assisting in the Creation of CASA Programs

In Support of Recruiting CASA Volunteers of Color

Promoting Timely Relative Placements

In Support of Presumptively Open Hearings


2004

In Support of Passage of ICPC Congressional Legislation

Regarding Roper v. Simmons

In Support of Health and Human Services Program Improvement Plans

Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children