Publications

Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence
Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence
January 1, 2006
TheTechnical Assistance Brief, A Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence,  provides accessible information along with a Checklist for use as a reference tool for judges and practitioners in juvenile and family courts about children’s exposure to violence. Available by download only. the Checklist.  the Brief. More
Asking the Right Questions: A Judicial Checklist to Ensure That the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care are Being Addressed
Asking the Right Questions: A Judicial Checklist to Ensure That the Educational Needs of Children and Youth in Foster Care are Being Addressed
April 1, 2005
Provides a field-tested checklist that judges can use to make inquiries regarding the educational needs of children and youth under their jurisdiction with the goal of positively impacting their educational outcomes and preparing them for adulthood. More
Domestic Violence Advocacy in Dependency Court: The Miami-Dade Dependency Court Intervention Program
Domestic Violence Advocacy in Dependency Court: The Miami-Dade Dependency Court Intervention Program
January 1, 2005
Addresses co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment, by focusing on the design, implementation and daily operation of the Dependency Court Intervention Program for Family Violence.  More
Building a Better Collaboration: Facilitating Change in the Court and Child Welfare System
Building a Better Collaboration: Facilitating Change in the Court and Child Welfare System
April 1, 2004
Offers a framework for thinking about facilitating change in the child welfare system. Uses the experiences of Project Sites to illustrate ways in which these theoretical concepts can be implemented in the real world of child welfare reform. Cost: $10.00  More
Building a Better Court: Measuring and Improving Court Performance and Judicial Workload in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
Building a Better Court: Measuring and Improving Court Performance and Judicial Workload in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
January 1, 2004
This Guide and its Companion Toolkit outline a process that courts can use to measure court performance and judicial workload. The Companion Toolkit is available in PDF and Word versions. Click here to download. (Currently available by download only. )   More
Empowering Families in Child Protection Cases:  An Implementation Evaluation of Hawai'i's 'Ohana Conferencing Program
Empowering Families in Child Protection Cases: An Implementation Evaluation of Hawai'i's 'Ohana Conferencing Program
April 1, 2003
Summarizes a process and outcome evaluation of the 'Ohana Conferencing Model of family group decision-making, a conferencing project in operation since 1996. More
Questions Every Judge and Lawyer Should Ask About Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System
Questions Every Judge and Lawyer Should Ask About Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System
December 1, 2002
Increasing numbers of infants and young children with complicated and serious physical, mental health, and developmental problems are being placed in foster care. This Technical Assistance Brief, published by the NCJFCJ, contains checklists that have been developed for use by judges, attorneys, child advocates, and other child welfare professionals in meeting the wide range of health care needs...More
The El Paso, Texas 65th Judicial District Children's Court: Evaluation of Model Court Activities [1999-2001]
The El Paso, Texas 65th Judicial District Children's Court: Evaluation of Model Court Activities [1999-2001]
August 1, 2002
Details findings of research which examined various innovative procedures and programs established in the El Paso Model Court. More
The Portland Model Court Expanded Second Shelter Hearing Process: Evaluating Best Practice Components of Front-Loading
The Portland Model Court Expanded Second Shelter Hearing Process: Evaluating Best Practice Components of Front-Loading
July 1, 2002
Summarizes research conducted between April 2000 and August 2001 regarding the Multnomah County Juvenile Court's second shelter hearing process. More
The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 and the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 and the John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
June 1, 2002
Provides an overview of the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (passed in December 1999) which revises the former Title IV-E Independent Living Program to assist children likely to "age out" of the foster care system. More