Publications

The Resource Guidelines: Supporting Best Practices and Building Foundations for Innovation in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
The Resource Guidelines: Supporting Best Practices and Building Foundations for Innovation in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
December 1, 2009
This publication, developed from interviews with Resource Guidelines founders, and a review of relevant background material, provides an overview of the genesis of the Guidelines and, over the years, how it has been used to support and guide court and systems reform across the nation. (Winter 2009) Available by download only. More
Asking the Right Questions II: Judicial Checklists to Meet the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care
Asking the Right Questions II: Judicial Checklists to Meet the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care
December 2, 2008
This revised publication, of the original Technical Assistance Brief published in 2005, includes a checklist of critical questions every judge should ask about education in every case, and a checklist of critical questions every judge should ask about education and older youth. Each of the three checklists provides juvenile and family court judges with valuable guidance to ensure the necessary...More
Ensuring the Unique Needs of Dependency Courts are Met in Disaster Planning Efforts: Dependency Court Planning Templates for Continuity of Operations Plans
Ensuring the Unique Needs of Dependency Courts are Met in Disaster Planning Efforts: Dependency Court Planning Templates for Continuity of Operations Plans
December 1, 2008
This Technical Assistance Bulletin builds on the available relevant literature and draws on previous work in disaster preparedness conducted by the National Center for State Courts, the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, and the NCJFCJ, as well as information received from State Court Administrators and CIPs, to offer Dependency Court Disaster Planning Templates. More
Education Fact Sheet
Education Fact Sheet
September 1, 2007
For the over 800,000 children and youth served in foster care each year in the United States, educational success is a potential positive counterweight to abuse, neglect, separation, and impermanence. Unfortunately, the educational outcomes for children and youth in foster care are dismal. The National Working Group on Foster Care and Education has created the Educational Outcomes for Children...More
Court-Based Education Efforts for Children in Foster Care: The Experience of the Pima County Juvenile Court (Arizona)
Court-Based Education Efforts for Children in Foster Care: The Experience of the Pima County Juvenile Court (Arizona)
June 1, 2007
Provides an easy to read summary of the lessons learned from implementing reform efforts aimed at improving educational outcomes for children in care in the Pima County (Tucson, Arizona) dependency court system. The document highlights the collaborative process, programs and policies implemented, obstacles faced and strategies used. More
Education Efforts for Children in Foster Care: The Pima County, Arizona Experience
Education Efforts for Children in Foster Care: The Pima County, Arizona Experience
June 1, 2007
Provides detailed information regarding the various components of the educational reform efforts implemented by the Pima County Juvenile Court (Tucson, Arizona) and offers recommendations to other jurisdictions who want to address the educational issues faced by children in foster care. Comprehensive findings from a preliminary review of Juvenile Court records are provided, with a focus on how...More
Colorado Court Improvement Program: Respondent Parents' Counsel Task Force Statewide Needs Assessment
Colorado Court Improvement Program: Respondent Parents' Counsel Task Force Statewide Needs Assessment
March 1, 2007
In 2006, the State of Colorado Judicial Department, through its State Court Administrator's Office (SCAO) contracted with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), and the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC), to review and analyze current Respondent Parents' Counsel practices across the state of Colorado and to...More
Juvenile and Family Court Journal: Child Trauma
Juvenile and Family Court Journal: Child Trauma
December 1, 2006
This special edition is devoted to examining child trauma as it affects both dependency and delinquency issues that come before the court. (Winter 2006) Out of Print. Available by download only. More
Back to Basics: Fundamental Application of the Resource Guidelines and the Adoption and Permanency Guidelines in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
Back to Basics: Fundamental Application of the Resource Guidelines and the Adoption and Permanency Guidelines in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
October 1, 2006
Provides examples of practice and strategies utilized by courts to address the best practices outlined in the RESOURCE GUIDELINES and the ADOPTION AND PERMANENCY GUIDELINES. (October 2006). More
Colorado Court Improvement Program: Respondent Parents' Counsel Task Force Statewide Needs Assessment
Colorado Court Improvement Program: Respondent Parents' Counsel Task Force Statewide Needs Assessment
March 1, 2006
In 2006, the State of Colorado Judicial Department, through its State Court Administrator's Office (SCAO) contracted with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), and the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC), to review and analyze current Respondent Parents' Counsel practices across the state of Colorado and to...More