Publications

Assessing Parental Engagement in Juvenile Court Hearings
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
Juvenile Court Statistics 2011
Juvenile Court Statistics 2011
October 27, 2014
Juvenile Court Statistics 2011 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile more than 1.2 million delinquency cases and 116,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2011 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. The report also tracks trends in delinquency cases between 1985 and 2011 and in status offense cases processed between 1995 and 2011. The data...More
Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective
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
OJJDP Bulletin: Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011
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
Research Report: 2013 Child Abuse and Neglect Institute in Atlanta, GA
Research Report: 2013 Child Abuse and Neglect Institute in Atlanta, GA
June 23, 2014
The Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI) is a week-long training program that provides instruction in dependency court best practices for judicial officers who have been recently assigned to child abuse and neglect cases. Since 1996, the NCJFCJ has offered annual CANI trainings in Reno, NV, as well as additional CANI trainings throughout the U.S. The NCJFJC recently conducted an evaluation of...More
Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care (Fiscal Year 2012) Technical Assistance Bulletin
Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care (Fiscal Year 2012) Technical Assistance Bulletin
June 4, 2014
Since 2011, the NCJFCJ has published Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletins, which identify national and state level disproportionality rates. The reports have gained national attention and have been used in a number of ways by a broad spectrum of stakeholders and interested parties.  Due to the ongoing need for dialogue surrounding the most...More
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth Volume 1, Number 4
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth Volume 1, Number 4
March 28, 2014
Criminological Highlights is designed to provide an accessible look at some of the more interesting criminological research that is currently being published. These summaries of high quality, policy related, published research are produced by the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. The Children and Youth edition constitutes a selection of these summaries...More
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth Volume 1, Number 3
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth Volume 1, Number 3
December 30, 2013
Criminological Highlights is designed to provide an accessible look at some of the more interesting criminological research that is currently being published. These summaries of high quality, policy related, published research are produced by the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. The Children and Youth edition constitutes a selection of these summaries...More
Assessing Mediation in Nevada: Outcome Evaluation in Washoe County, Nevada (2nd Judicial District)
Assessing Mediation in Nevada: Outcome Evaluation in Washoe County, Nevada (2nd Judicial District)
December 1, 2013
Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution that has been utilized in the juvenile dependency system to avoid further litigation through the assistance of a neutral third party. Parties can resolve issues in a non-adversarial enviroment and focus on their strengths. The Second Judicial District of Nevada (Washoe County) implemented a mediation program in 2011 for parents and stakeholdrs...More
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth Volume 1, Number 2
Criminological Highlights: Children and Youth Volume 1, Number 2
November 4, 2013
Criminological Highlights is designed to provide an accessible look at some of the more interesting criminological research that is currently being published. These summaries of high quality, policy related, published research are produced by the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto. The Children and Youth edition constitutes a selection of these summaries...More