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09/07/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Teen Dating Violence and LGBTQIA+ Youth: A Resource to Support Ju…

Teen dating violence, commonly known as dating violence, dating abuse, or relationship violence affects a wide range of young people from multiple backgrounds. This publication will explore some of the experiences and impacts of dating…

08/23/22
Infographic
New Fact Sheet by NCJJ shows Youths Arrests for Violent Crime in …

Charles Puzzanchera from the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) recently designed and implemented a new OJJDP/NIJ fact sheet titled Trends in Youth Arrests for Violent Crimes. The publication was accomplished under the direction of…

08/22/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Targeted Resource Mapping Toolkit: Six Strategies to Fill Communi…

NCJFCJ partnered with judicially-led court sites to engage in Targeted Resource Mapping to document the continuum of services available for children and families affected by OUDs and other SUDs. As a result of that work, the NCJFCJ…

08/17/22
Publication
Civil Protection Orders: Strategies for Safe and Effective Servic…

For civil protection orders to be enforced, they must first be served on the respondent. While most states require that protection orders be personally served on the respondent, this can often prove to be a…

08/16/22
Resolution
NCJFCJ and AFCC Approve Statement on Parent-Child Contact Problem…

The Boards of Directors of both the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts have approved a Joint Statement on Parent-Child Contact Problems. The statement accomplishes several…

08/10/22
Publication
Frequently Asked Questions about Electronic Filing in Cases Invol…

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many courts have expanded electronic access to filing certain types of cases by self-represented litigants, including for victims seeking protection orders. This publication looks at some of the frequently asked questions…

08/10/22
Publication
Improving Safety and Privacy in Civil Protection Order Cases: In-…

Many victims of domestic violence seek court-ordered safety measures to prevent and mitigate violence and abuse in their lives. During the COVID-19 pandemic, courts implemented general safety measures for in-person hearings and expanded the use…

07/29/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Suggested Components of Law Enforcement Protocols Addressing Fire…

This compendium presents examples from across the country of components of a thorough law enforcement protocol for addressing firearms in domestic violence cases. Samples are organized around Introductory Language (statutes, the relationship between federal and…

07/25/22
Bench Card
Dividing Retirement Benefits at Divorce Bench Card

A retirement benefit can be a major asset in a divorce and may be the key to providing financial security to a domestic violence survivor. To effectively divide this asset, though, federal and state provisions…

07/14/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Justice for Families Technical Assistance Brief: What To Do When …

This brief offers practical tips for visitation and exchange arrangements, suggestions for terms to include in the custody order or parenting plan, and overarching principles to keep in mind when tailoring an order to the…

07/11/22
Publication
A Preliminary Look at COVID Impacts on Juvenile, Family, and Trib…

This preliminary study developed for the State Justice Institute( SJI) by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) attempted to take an initial look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on…

06/07/22
Publication
Judicial Leadership for Community-Based Alternatives to Juvenile …

This infographic explains the benefits of community-based alternatives to secure confinement for justice-involved youth as well for as the communities where they live. It also offers steps to guide judges on providing leadership for developing alternatives.…