Publications

Pages

Animal Cruelty Cover
Animal Cruelty Issues: What Juvenile and Family Court Judges Need to Know
July 29, 2019
The NCJFCJ and Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) co-hosted the Judicial Responses to Animal Cruelty Issues Convening earlier this year. The Convening included participation from 10 judges from across the U.S.–eight judges who hear juvenile, child abuse or family violence cases, one municipal court judge who hears criminal animal cruelty cases, and one retired state supreme court justice. The...More
Juvenile Court Statistics 2017
Juvenile Court Statistics 2017
July 23, 2019
Juvenile Court Statistics 2017 presents data on delinquency and status offense cases handled by courts with juvenile jurisdiction in 2017. National estimates are presented on 818,900 delinquency cases and 87,900 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2017 and trends since 2005 are described. Data include the volume and rate of cases, demographic characteristics of the juveniles involved (age...More
Texas Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evaluation
Texas Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evaluation
May 14, 2019
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted the Texas Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (TJIDCST) in Houston, Texas from September 18-19, 2018 for judges and other judicial officers. The purpose of the TJIDCST is to provide judicial officers with tools needed to develop or enhance their ability to handle the multifaceted and challenging aspects of...More
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evaluation - August 2018
May 14, 2019
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) in Portland, Oregon from August 15-18, 2018 for judges and other judicial officers. The purpose of the NJIDCST is to provide judicial officers with tools needed to develop or enhance their ability to handle the multifaceted and challenging aspects of...More
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Follow-up Evaluation 2014-2017
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Follow-up Evaluation 2014-2017
May 14, 2019
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges hosted five National Judicial Institutes on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) between 2014 and 2017 for judges and other judicial officers. The purpose of the DCST Institutes was to provide judicial officers with tools needed to develop or enhance their ability to handle the multifaceted and challenging aspects of cases involving...More
DCST Feb 2018 Research Report
Research Report: National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evaluation (Asheville, North Carolina)
January 24, 2019
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
Can I or Can't I? Extra-judicial Activity and Judicial Leadership
Can I or Can't I? Extra-judicial Activity and Judicial Leadership
January 24, 2019
Being a judge doesn’t end when the docket does. Experienced judges understand their duties include much more than overseeing a courtroom. A significant part of a judicial officer’s duties also includes leadership in the community, committee participation, meetings with stakeholders, and ensuring access to justice. Many judges also find time to visit schools, work with youth groups, speak at law-...More
DCST Voices Cover
Voices from the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Handling Child Sex Trafficking Cases
January 23, 2019
Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (DCST) is a form of human trafficking and a complex problem in the United States. DCST refers to the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a minor for the purpose of a commercial sex act. Historically, the juvenile justice system has viewed and treated survivors of DCST as delinquent youth. However, as courts...More
DCST Series 1
Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Series
January 18, 2019
  Child sex trafficking occurs every day across the U.S. and can happen to any child. Children involved in child welfare and the juvenile justice system are particularly vulnerable to becoming victims. The NCJFCJ believes juvenile and family court judges can play an important role in identifying child sex trafficking victims and stimulating community and systems collaboration to better serve...More
Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines
Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines
January 15, 2019
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) announced the release of the Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines, the most recent update documenting the improvement of court practices in juvenile justice cases. Since 2005, with the original publication of Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases (JDG), the NCJFCJ has worked with...More

Pages