Publications

Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care 2013 Technical Assistance Bulletin
June 14, 2013
Since 2011, the NCJFCJ has published Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletins, which identify the disproportionality rates for all state and select Model Courts across the Country. 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...More
King County Mediation Program Assessment: Phase III
June 1, 2013
King County, Washington implemented a pilot mediation program for its juvenile dependency court in 2009. The purpose of this program was to improve efficience of case processing for families and stakeholders in the dependency system. Phase II of this evaluation examined long-term outcomes of mediated cases compared to non-mediated cases. Phase II also included surveys that were given to parents...More
Assessing Mediation in Clark County, Nevada (Eighth Judicial District)
June 1, 2013
The Eighth Judicial District (Clark County) of Nevada implemented a juvenile dependency mediation program in 2013. The goal of mediation in juvenile dependency cases is avoid further litigation by voluntary case resolution through the use of the neutral third party. NCJFCJ researchers conducted a process evaluation  which included satisfaction surveys for parents and stakeholders. The assessment...More
Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2009
October 29, 2012
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has released the following fact sheet on delinquency cases in junveile and criminal courts. The data is collected by the National Juvenile Court Data Archive which is maintanied by the National Center for Juvenile Justice and funded by OJJDP. More
Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2009
October 29, 2012
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has released the following fact sheet on delinquency cases in juvenile and criminal courts. The data is collected by the National Juvenile Court Data Archive which is maintanied by the National Center for Juvenile Justice and funded by OJJDP. More
Juvenile Delinquency Probation Caseload, 2009
October 29, 2012
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention has released the following fact sheet on delinquency cases in juvenile and criminal courts. The data is collected by the National Juvenile Court Data Archive which is maintanied by the National Center for Juvenile Justice and funded by OJJDP. Click here to download the fact sheet. More
A Three-Pronged Approach to Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Child Welfare: The Santa Clara County Example of Leadership, Collaboration and Data-Driven Decisions
September 28, 2012
Disproportionality and disparities in the treatment of children of color has been a growing concern in the child welfare system. Nationally, the primary concern is the overrepresentation of African American children within the child welfare system. In some jurisdictions this is only one piece of the disproportionality concern. San Jose, for example, has both an overrepresentation of African...More
Calculating Juvenile Dependency Judicial Workload
September 20, 2012
This Technical Assistance Brief can be used to answer two questions. First, how can jurisdictions fully account for the time that judicial officers dedicate to juvenile dependency cases? Second, how many judicial officers does a jurisdiction need to implement best practices? Because traditional methods of calculating judicial workload do not account for the complexity of dependency practice, the...More
Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care, 2012
May 30, 2012
In May 2011, the NCJFCJ published its first Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletin, which identified the disproportionality rates for all state and select Model Courts across the Country. Since that time, the report has gained national attention and has been used in a number of ways by a broad spectrum of stakeholders and interested parties. ...More
Oregon State Disproportionality Profiles
April 1, 2012
In 2011, the Permanency Planning for Children Department calculated rates of disproportionality in foster care for each state and published the Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletin. The report showed no disproportionality in Oregon, despite Oregon’s relatively high rates as reported by the Government Accountability Office in 2007 and...More