Publications

April 3, 2015
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court. This guide, available online, outlines what courts need to know about a trauma consultation (also known as a "trauma audit"), and how such a consultation can help courts become more trauma-informed across environment, practice, and policy. Based on work with...
March 20, 2015
The seventh issue of Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth is now available for download. This issue covers the following topics:   1. Does formal court processing of young offenders reduce recidivism? 2. What factors influence members of the New York Muslim community to cooperate with the police in combatting terrorism? 3. Are young sex offenders likely to repeat their offenses? 4. Does...
October 27, 2014
Juvenile Court Statistics 2011 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile more than 1.2 million delinquency cases and 116,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2011 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. The report also tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2011 and in status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2011. The data...
October 9, 2014
This sixth issue of Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth is now available for download.  This issue covers the following topics: Are members of minority groups who come into contact with the police more likely to be arrested than white suspects? Can a pre-school program for disadvantaged children show benefits 40 years later? Are serious delinquents likely to persist in offending after...
September 23, 2014
Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective, written by NCJFCJ Past President Judge Leonard Edwards (Ret.), is a new publication made possible by the generous support of Casey Family Programs and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation. From the Foreword by the NCJFCJ Past President Michael Nash, Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Juvenile Court:   “… Two goals of this book are to encourage judges and...
September 12, 2014
The NCJFCJ has published this guide as part of a larger project addressing school discipline referrals to the juvenile justice system. The project aims to reduce the number of referrals to the juvenile justice system for school based behaviors through the establishment and collaboration of judicially led court/school partnerships. The practice guide is intended to provide the multi-system...
August 30, 2014
The NCJFCJ has published a Technical Assistance Bulletin on the School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System: A Context for a Practice Guide for Courts and Schools as part of a larger project addressing school discipline referrals to the juvenile justice system. The project aims to reduce the number of referrals to the juvenile justice system for school based behaviors through the establishment...
August 27, 2014
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011. The bulletin, written by National Center for Juvenile Justice's (NCJJ) Sarah Hockenberry, Research Associate, with assistance from Melissa Sickmund, Ph.D., Director of NCJJ, presents information from the 2011 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, conducted by the U.S....
June 10, 2014
This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Fact Sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2010 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency cases climbed steadily (61 percent) and, from 1997 through 2010, the delinquency caseload dropped 27 percent. Juvenile courts handled 17 percent more cases...
June 10, 2014
This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Fact Sheet presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1985 and 2010. The number of juvenile cases waived to criminal court peaked in 1994 at 13,100 cases, more than double the number of cases waived in 1985. In 2010, juvenile courts...

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