Policy Priorities and Resources

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 2017, an estimated 674,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect
  • Every year, more than 5 million children witness domestic violence in their homes
  • On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in the U.S.
  • Based on 2011 dollars, it is estimated the U.S. incurs from $8 to $21 billion per year in long-term costs for the confinement of youth
  • Appropriate $5 million - OJJDP Child Abuse Training Project for Judicial Personnel and Practitioners
  • Reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, and Family Violence Prevention and Services Act
  • Appropriate $18 million - OVW Grants to Support Families in the Justice System
  • Continue support for Office of Justice Programs (DOJ) and Administration for Children and Families (HHS)
  • A competent, well-trained judiciary improving outcomes for children and families and keeping communities safe
  • Collaborative, data-informed, and cost-saving reforms that improve efficiency
  • Timely, fair, and coordinated justice for families
For the NCJFCJ's resolution and policy positions on legislative measures such as the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, Court Improvement Program, Violence Against Women Act, and more,
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State Information

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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
Safe Havens
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
Technical Assistance 2 Technical Assistance