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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Implications for Juvenile and Family Court Judges
September 15, 2016
This technical assistance brief is a publication of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), prepared as part of a project jointly funded under an interagency agreement (IAA) between the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Juvenile Justice and...More
Research Report: May 2016 National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evaluation
August 30, 2016
Domestic child sex trafficking (DCST) is a growing and complex problem in the U.S. Juvenile and family court judges are in a unique position to assist victimized youth to ensure they receive necessary services to heal and recover from the trauma caused by DCST. To help train judges on this important issue, the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking was created by the...More
Honoring Gault: Ensuring Access to Counsel in Delinquency Proceedings
August 25, 2016
In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, this information card highlights due process and the right to counsel; ethical standards; and key elements of ensuring meaningful access to counsel for juveniles at the initial appointment. Every jurisdiction is different and has different resources and laws governing whether children have access to counsel and at what stage in the...More
Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses to Eliminate School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System
June 6, 2016
Many schools across the United States have enacted zero tolerance philosophy in response to perceived increases in violence and drugs in schools. It is believed that aggressive and unwavering punishment of many school infractions, including relatively minor infractions, will create safer schools. However, zero tolerance policy is said to have contributed to increased number of disciplinary...More
A Trauma Primer for Juvenile Probation and Juvenile Detention Staff
October 8, 2015
Juvenile justice probation and detention workers play an important role in helping system-involved youth and families navigate justice and social service systems; achieving goals of accountability, competency, and community safety; and promoting safety, self-determination, and social connectedness as conditions of healing. In doing this work, juvenile probation and detention staff are also...More
Understanding and Using Brief Interventions in the Juvenile Justice System
September 11, 2015
It continues to be a persistent struggle for juvenile justice professionals to accurately identify youth who suffer from substance use and abuse and to effectively refer those youth to the appropriate level of services. This technical assistance brief describes how one treatment approach, a Brief Intervention, can be utilized for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Authored by Ken C....More
Juvenile Court Statistics 2013
September 9, 2015
Juvenile Court Statistics 2013 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile nearly 1.1 million delinquency cases and 109,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2013 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. The report also tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2013 and in status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2013. The data used...More
U.S. Age Boundaries of Delinquency
August 13, 2015
This StateScan publication is the 8th in a series that distills knowledge from National Center for Juvenile Justice's Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The publication summarizes the results of an analysis of 2014 juvenile statutes for U.S. age boundaries of delinquency, and compares upper, lower, and extended ages of original juvenile court jurisdiction for...More
Racial and Ethnic Fairness in Juvenile Justice: Availability of State Data
August 6, 2015
This StateScan publication is the 7th in a series that distills important knowledge from National Center for Juvenile Justice's new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The author organizes results from a national search for publicly available state-level sources for racial and ethnic fairness data. This publication discusses the importance of sharing this data...More
Indefensible: The Lack of Juvenile Defense Data
August 6, 2015
This StateScan publication is the 5th in a series that distills important knowledge from National Center for Juvenile Justice's new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The author, Andrew Wachter, organizes results from an online search for available juvenile defense data. This publication highlights the limited amount of data available, suggests possible reasons...More

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