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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
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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
Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Infrastructure
Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Infrastructure
June 28, 2018
This is the first of three tools that make up the Juvenile Justice Model Data Project’s 3D Data Capacity Assessment. The assessment helps juvenile justice practitioners to strategically examine the data capacity of their juvenile justice system and reflect on their own use of data to inform decisions and drive improvements. This tool, Infrastructure, focuses on the extent to which agencies have...More
Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Data Use and Dissemination
Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Data Use and Dissemination
June 28, 2018
This is the second of three tools that make up the Juvenile Justice Model Data Project’s 3D Data Capacity Assessment. The assessment helps juvenile justice practitioners to strategically examine the data capacity of their juvenile justice system and reflect on their own use of data to inform decisions and drive improvements. This tool, Data Use and Dissemination, focuses on the extent to which...More
Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Indicators of Juvenile Justice System Involvement
Model Data Project 3D Data Capacity Assessment: Indicators of Juvenile Justice System Involvement
June 28, 2018
This is the third of three tools that make up the Juvenile Justice Model Data Project’s 3D Data Capacity Assessment. The assessment helps juvenile justice practitioners to strategically examine the data capacity of their juvenile justice system and reflect on their own use of data to inform decisions and drive improvements. This tool, Indicators of Juvenile Justice System Involvement, focuses on...More
Research Report: National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evaluation (Austin, Texas)
June 22, 2018
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
Juvenile Court Statistics 2015
Juvenile Court Statistics 2015
June 6, 2018
Juvenile Court Statistics 2015 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile 884,900 delinquency cases and 100,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2015 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. The report also tracks trends in delinquency and petitioned status cases between 2005 and 2015. The data used in this report were contributed to the Archive...More

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