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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
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
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 (San Diego, California)
June 21, 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
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evaluation
Research Report: National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evaluation (Washington, D.C.)
November 6, 2017
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
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth, Vol. 5, No. 2
October 23, 2017
The next issue of Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth is now available for download. This issue covers the following topics: Are Black youths living on the street particularly vulnerable to being stopped and searched by the police? Are dark-skinned Blacks especially likely to be imprisoned? Why are girls in bail court perceived to be more likely to be in need of ‘treatment’ than boys?...More
Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care
Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care (Fiscal Year 2015)
September 14, 2017
Since 2011, the NCJFCJ has been publishing this Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB) that identifies the disproportionality rates for children of color in foster care. With the public release of 2015 foster care data, new and updated numbers have been calculated. This year's Disproportionality's TAB includes the disproportionality index, and measures that compare placements and outcomes by race...More

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