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07/19/21
Publication
The Role of The Judge in Transforming Juvenile Probation: A Toolk…

The NCJFCJ has prepared, The Role of the Judge in Transforming Juvenile Probation: A Toolkit for Leadership (hereafter also referred to as the Toolkit) to provide judges with practical strategies and recommendations to help their jurisdictions take…

06/29/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Motivational Interviewing Skills in Action for Juvenile Drug Trea…

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice recommended for use in juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) settings (OJJDP, 2016). Specifically written with JDTC team members in mind, this technical assistance bulletin (TAB) on MI skills…

06/16/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Checklist for Juvenile Confinement Decisions During and After COV…

The following checklist is a tool to help juvenile justice professionals responsible for placing youth in confinement to examine the criteria for confinement. Considerations of risks of confinement to youth— contracting COVID-19 or other communicable…

06/01/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Judge’s Action Alert: How Judges Can Support Family Reunificati…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: benefits of parent–resource parent partnerships  key elements of successful parent–resource parent partnerships  how parent partners can help bridge the gap between parents and resource parents  how judges can support parent–resource parent partnerships;…

05/19/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Infant-Toddler Court Program: Tip Sheet for Trauma-Responsive Cou…

Trauma responsive courts embrace a universal precaution model, which assumes that all children, families, and court stakeholders could have a history of exposure to trauma prior to court involvement. In collaboration with the National Child…

05/13/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Targeted Resource Mapping Toolkit: Mapping Resources Along a Cont…

In 2019, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) received funding support from the State Justice Institute (SJI) to manage the Children and Opioids in State Courts Project. The project design included…

05/13/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Children and Opioids in State Courts Project: Lessons Learned in …

In 2019, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) received funding support from the State Justice Institute (SJI) to work with juvenile and family courts across the country to address the effects…

04/27/21
Publication
Seeing What’s Underneath: A Resource for Understanding Behavior…

Juvenile court can be a stressful environment— for everyone. But for court-involved youth, it can also be embarrassing, confusing, and traumatic. Youth may fail to meet adults’ expectations to be respectful and compliant or to…

04/26/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Courts: A Tool for Improving Outc…

The St. Louis County Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Court in Duluth, Minnesota, currently led by Judge Sally Tarnowski, is a dedicated docket of child welfare hearings involving Indian children as confirmed or presumed by…

04/22/21
Publication
Linking Systems of Care: How Four Jurisdictions Are Coordinating …

Children, youth, and young adults who are survivors of traumatic events during their formative years often encounter multiple human service and legal systems. Serving youth with multi-system experiences requires an approach that recognizes multi-system involvement,…

04/22/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Teen Dating Violence: Social Media and Tech Misuse Guidance for J…

Today’s social media and online landscape provides access to information, education, and connection that we could not have imagined even a decade ago. In addition to all of the instant connections that social media facilitates,…

04/21/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Supporting Remote Family Time During the Pandemic and Beyond: The…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: trends in use of remote family time by the legal child welfare community during the pandemic;  benefits and drawbacks of using remote family time approaches;  keys to effective remote family time;  how…