Publications

Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective
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...More
School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System Project: A Practice Guide
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...More
School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System: The Context for a Practice Guide for Courts and Schools
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...More
OJJDP Bulletin: Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011
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....More
Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010
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...More
Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2010
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...More
Juvenile Arrests 2011
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....More
Seen, Heard, and Engaged: A Process Evaluation for Children in Court Programs
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...More
NCTSN Bench Card for the Trauma-Informed Judge
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....More
Seven Things Juvenile Courts Should Know About Learning Disabilities
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) More