Implementation Sites Project

October 22, 2019


Through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funding, the Implementation Sites Project was developed to replicate the infrastructure pioneered by the NCJFCJ Model Courts Project. Designated sites have committed to develop and implement a judicially-led collaborative seeking to implement system change efforts to improve the child abuse and neglect case process with the goal of improving safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children. These sites strive to adhere to and implement all aspects of the best practices outlined in the Enhanced Resource Guidelines while adopting the Key Principles of Permanency Planning for Children. Each designated site leads local systems reform through the selection of short-term improvement goals based on the Enhanced Resource Guidelines practices, measures implementation of its goals, partners with statewide court improvement efforts, and informs national dependency system improvement. Led by a designated lead judge, sites are dedicated to assessing their child abuse and neglect case processing, continually focusing on barriers to timely permanency and developing and instituting plans for court improvement while working collaboratively with system stakeholders to effect systems change.

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