Welcome to the National Resource Center on Military-Connected Families and the Courts online resources page! On this page, you will find many of the resources used throughout our work, as well as bench cards, fact sheets, evaluation tools, and much more. We hope you will find many of the resources helpful to your work. If you would like to add a resource to the page, please contact us here.
- NCJFCJ’s National Summit on Courts and the Military – Readings and Supporting Materials
- NCJFCJ’s Resolution Regarding Judicial Education on Military Issues
- NCJFCJ’s article, Juvenile and Family Courts: How to Best Serve Military-Connected Families, was published in the National Military Family Association’s blog, Branching Out. Click here to read the article.
- National and State Resources
Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, is a program that provides on-demand, online tutoring and homework help at no cost to eligible service members and their dependents. Military-connected students can work with a tutor from any internet-connected device, anywhere in the world and connect to an expert tutor 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Blue Star Families Military Family Lifestyle Survey results
- Department of Veterans Affairs. (2014) Veterans population project model 2014. National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy. (n.d.) 2013 Demographics profile of the military community. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
- Westat. (2010) National Survey of Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, Demobilized National Guard and Reserve Members, Family Members and Surviving Spouses. Report prepared for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Retrieved February 9, 2015.
- Notification of Military Status. (n.d.) Retrieved March 13, 2019.
Interstate Compact on Economic Opportunity for Military Children
- Szymanski, L. (2011) Can States Remove Barriers to the Educational Success of Children of Military Families Due to Frequent Moves and Deployment of their Parents? NCJJ Snapshot,16(1). Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice. Retrieved April 10, 2019
Legal and Related Services
- Juhl, W. (2015) State Sets Up Legal Assistance Office for Armed Forces, Veterans. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
- Nessel, D. (n.d.) Michigan Military & Veterans Legals Service Guide. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
- Gibbs, D.A., Martin, S.L., Kupper, L.L., & Johnson, R.E. (2007) Child maltreatment in enlisted soldiers’ families during combat-related deployments. Journal of the American Medical Association, 298, 528-535
- Gibbs, D.A., Martin, S.L., Johnson, R.E., Rentz, E.D., Clinton-Sherrod, M., & Hardison, J. (2008) Child maltreatment and substance abuse among U.S. Army soldiers. Child Maltreatment, 13, 259-268
- Gibbs, D.A., Martin, S.L., Clinton-Sherrod, Hardison Walters, J.L. & Johnson, R.E. (2011) Child maltreatment with military families. RTI International: Research Brief. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
- Martin, S.L., Gibbs, D.A., Johnson, R.E., Rentz, E.D., Clinton-Sherrod, M., Hardison Walters, J.L., & Sullivan, K. (2009) Male soldier family violence offenders: Spouse and child offenders compared to child offenders. Violence and Victims, 24, 458-468
- McCarroll, J.E., Fan, Z. Newby, J.H., & Ursano, R.J. (2008) Trends in US Army child maltreatment report: 1990- 2004. Child Abuse Review, 17, 108-118
- McCarroll, J.E., Ursano, R.J., Fan, Z., & Newby, J.H. (2004) Comparison of U.S. Army and civilian substantiated reports of child maltreatment. Child Maltreatment, 9, 103-110
- Rabenhorst, M.M., McCarthy, R.J., Thomsen, C.J., Milner, J.S., Travis, W.J., & Colasanti, M.P. (2015) Child maltreatment among U.S. Air Force parents deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. Child Maltreatment, 20, 61-71
- Rentz, E.D. (2006) Child abuse and neglect in military and non-military families: An analysis of the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System (NCANDS), 2000-2003. Retrieved from ProQuest (UMI Microform 3207360)
- Rentz, E.D., Marshall, S.W., Martin, S.L., Gibbs, D.A., Casteel, C., & Loomis, D. (2008) Occurrence of maltreatment in active duty military and nonmilitary families in the state of Texas. Military Medicine, 173, 515-522
- Thomsen, C.J., Rabenhorst, M.M., McCarthy, R.J., Milner, J.S., Travis, W.J., Foster, R.E., & Copeland, C.W. (2014) Child maltreatment before and after combat-related deployment among active duty. United States Air Force maltreating parents. Psychology of Violence, 4, 143-155
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Samples
- Referral of Juvenile Criminal Offenses on the Fort Benning Military Reservation to State Authorities. (n.d.) Memorandum of Understanding between The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia. The Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence, and The District Attorney’s Office for the Chattahoochee Judicial District. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Resources
- Sullivan, M. (n.d.) On Base and Beyond: Negotiating the Military/State Agreement. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- The Department of Defense State Liaison Office (DSLO). (n.d.) Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- Meyer, E. (2010, January) Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. (2017, August) Custody and Visitation in Civil Protection Orders: Guiding Principles and Suggested Practices for Courts and Communities. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- Henry, S. (2013, April) Important Differences Between Civilian and Military Protection Orders. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- The Department of Defense Social Media. (2011, October) Know the Facts – The Military Protective Order. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)
- SCRA: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Overview (n.d.) Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- Sullivan, M.E. (n.d) “Are We There?” A Roadmap for Appointed Counsel under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- Sullivan, M.E. (n.d.) A Judge’s Guide to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- Sullivan, M.E. (n.d). The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: A Guide for Family Law Attorneys. Retrieved February 10, 2015.
- The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center & School, U.S. Army, JA 260. (2006, March) Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Retrieved February 10.
- U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. (n.d.) Protecting the Civil Rights of Servicemembers. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
- U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Public Affairs. (2015, Feb.) Service Members to Receive Over $123 Million for Unlawful Foreclosures Under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs)
- Clark, S., McGuire, J. & Blue-Howells, H. (2014) What can family court learn from veterans treatment courts? Family Court Review, 52, 417-424
- Clark, S., McGuire, J. & Blue-Howells, J. (2011) Development of veterans treatment courts: local and legislative initiatives. Drug Court Review, 3, 171–208
- Holbrook, J.G. & Anderson, S. (2011) Veterans courts: early outcomes and key indicators for success. Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper, Series 11, 25, 1–52. Retrieved February 15, 2015.
- McGuire, J., Clark, S., Blue-Howells, J., & Coe, C. (2013) An inventory of VA involvement in veterans courts, dockets and tracks. VA Veterans Justice Programs. Retrieved February 2, 2015,
- Russell, R.T. (2009) Veterans treatment court: A proactive approach. New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, 35, 357-372
- Smee, D.E., McGuire, J., Garrick, T., Sreenivasan, S., Dow, D. & Woehl, D. (2013) Critical concerns in Iraq/Afghanistan war veteran-forensic interface: Veteran treatment court as diversion in rural communities. Journal of American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 41, 256-262
- Blue Star Families. (2014) 2017-Military Family Lifestyle Survey Infographic. Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
- Farmer, A.N., Jackson, A.M. & Franklin, S. L. (2014) Enduring hope and support: Helping family court professionals incorporate programs to build resilient families. Family Court Review, 52, 425-439
- Lemmon, K. & Stafford, E. (2014) Advocating for America’s military children: Considering the impact of parental combat deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan. Family Court Review, 52, 343-354
- MacDermid, S.M., Samper, R., Schwarz, R., Nishida, J. & Nyaronga, D. (2008) Understanding and promoting resilience in military families. Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. Retrieved on February 2, 2015.
- Marsh, S. C. & Gonzalez, C. (2013) A need for training: Preparing juvenile and family court judges on military-related issues. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 65(2), 13-21
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (n.d.) Supporting Military Children with Traumatic Grief.
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (n.d.) Enhancing Resilience in Military LGBTQ Youth: Tips for Parents and Caregivers.
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (n.d.) Understanding Child Suicide: For Military Parents.
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (n.d.) Understanding Youth Substance Use: For Military Parents and Caregivers.
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (n.d.) Understanding Child Trauma and Resilience: For Military Parents and Caregivers.
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network. (n.d.) Working Effectively with Military Families: 10 Key Concepts all Providers Should Know. Retrieved January 25, 2015.
- Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy. (2014) Quick Reference Guide for Family Court Judges. Retrieved January 20, 2015.
- Sayers, S. L., Glynn, S. M. & McCutcheon, S. (2014) Family Court and a Review of Family Services in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Family Court Review, 52, 371-380
- Seamone, E. R. (2014) Educating Family Court Judges on the Front Lines of Combat Readjustment: Toward the Formulation and Delivery of a Core Curriculum on Military Family Issues. Family Court Review, 52, 458-510
- Simon, R. A. (2014) Special Considerations in Conducting Psychological Custody Evaluations with Military Families. Family Court Review, 52, 440-457
- Sullivan, M.E. (n.d.) Military Survivor Plan – Practical Tips for the Practitioner. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- Riggs, S. A. & Cusimano, A. (2014). The Dynamics of Military Deployment in the Family System: What Makes a Parent Fit for Duty? Family Court Review, 52, 381-399
- Rosa, J. M. (2014) Mission Critical: A Call to Action for Juvenile and Family Courts, the U.S. Armed Forces, and Veterans Affairs. Family Court Review, 52, 511-528
- Tinney, G. & Gerlock, A. A. (2014) Intimate Partner Violence, Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families. Family Court Review, 52, 400-416
- Tinney, G. & West, K. M. (2011) Safety on the home front: Adequately addressing violence in families impacted by military service. Center for Innovation and research on Veterans & Military Families (CIR), Policy Brief. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA)
- Hoff, P.M. (2001, December). The Uniform Child-Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act. Juvenile Justice Bulletin. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit. (n.d.) Interstate Child Custody: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Uniform Child Custody and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). Retrieved March 13, 2019.
- Sullivan, M.E. (2014) Military Custody and Visitation: Problems and Solutions in the Twenty-First Century. Family Court Review, 52, 355-370
- Szymanski, L. (2010) Do States Make Special Custody and Visitation Provisions for Military Families When a Custodial Parent is Called to Active Duty? NCJJ Snapshot, 15(12). Pittsburgh, PA: National Center for Juvenile Justice. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
The statements and positions contained within these resources do not represent official positions of the NCJFCJ or the State Justice Institute and are solely those of the author or authoring organizations. For more information on the NCJFCJ’s policies and positions, please review the official NCJFCJ Resolution Regarding Judicial Education on Military Issues here.