Publications

Implementation Sites Project
March 25, 2015
The purpose of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' (NCJFCJ) Implementation Sites Project is to build on the success of the Mentor Model Courts. By engaging selected jurisdictions in cutting-edge program, policy, and initiative development, the NCJFCJ's Mentor Model Courts fulfill the goal of improving the outcomes for children in care.  The Implementation Sites Project seeks...More
Assessing Parental Engagement in Juvenile Court Hearings
December 22, 2014
Research indicates that engaged parents are more likely to attend hearings, visit with their children and comply with their case plan, which increases likelihood of reunification. However, engaging parents in the dependency court process is often a challenge. This report focuses on a multi-method approach to examining parent engagement in dependency court. Working with the Milwaukee Model Court,...More
Model Court Protocol: Leadership, Innovation, and Accountability
September 1, 2010
Developed, managed, and guided by the NCJFCJ, Model Court jurisdictions engage in cutting-edge local, statewide, and national program, policy, and initiative development. This Technical Assistance Brief outlines the expectations of Model Courts as they continually assess their child abuse and neglect case processing and serve as “laboratories” for meaningful systems change. More
Back to Basics: Fundamental Application of the Resource Guidelines and the Adoption and Permanency Guidelines in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
October 1, 2006
Provides examples of practice and strategies utilized by courts to address the best practices outlined in the RESOURCE GUIDELINES and the ADOPTION AND PERMANENCY GUIDELINES. (October 2006). More