Publications

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
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