Policy Information 2017

The Problem: Protection of our Nation's Children, Families, & Communities

The Solution: Competent Courts & Well-Trained Judges

The Result: Judges & Communities Focused on Safety & Prevention

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  • In 2015, an estimated 683,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect
  • Every year, more than 5 million children witness domestic violence in their homes
  • It is estimated the cost to confine a child is $401 per day ($141,320.00 per year)
  • A Competent, well-trained judiciary improving outcomes for children and families and keeping communities safe
  • Collaborative, data-driven, and Cost-saving reforms that improve efficiency
  • Timely, fair, and coordinated justice for families


2017 State Information

Click on a state to learn what the NCJFCJ has recently accomplished there including but not limited to filled requests for technical asistance, trainings, and current projects
* Pending Update

Additional Resources and NCJFCJ Sites

Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody
Juvenile Drug Court Information Center
School Justice Partnership: National Resource Center
National Center for Juvenile Justice
Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice and Staticstics
Statistical Briefinf Book
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence
Technical Assistance 2 Technical Assistance