Publications

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....
February 27, 2014
OJJDP has released Juvenile Arrests 2011. This bulletin draws on data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Using UCR data that local law enforcement agencies across the country provide, the FBI prepares its annual Crime in the United States report, which summarizes crimes known to the police and arrests made during the reporting calendar year....
November 4, 2013
This technical assistance bulletin provides guidance for Youth in Court programs in evaluating protocols and processes. It is a companion to the Seen, Heard, and Engaged: Children in Dependency Court Hearings publication released in 2012. For courts that have implemented or are considering implementing a Youth in Court protocol, this technical assistance brief includes useful information on the...
July 31, 2013
Research has conclusively demonstrated that court-involved children and adolescents present with extremely high rates of traumatic stress caused by their adverse life experiences. In the court setting, we may perceive these youth as inherently disrespectful, defiant, or antisocial, when, in fact, their disruptive behavior may be better understood in the context of traumatic stress disorders....
January 1, 2012
Technical Assistance Brief: Seven Things Juvenile Courts Should Know About Learning Disabilities provides an introduction for juvenile court personnel on the issues surrounding learning disabilities and providing useful information that may assist them in making decisions regarding youth who have a learning disability. Cost: $5.00 (Members)           $10.00 (Non-members)

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