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01/04/23
Publication
Youth and the Juvenile Justice System: 2022 National Report

Youth and the Juvenile Justice System: 2022 National Report is the fifth edition of a comprehensive report on youth victimization, offending by youth, and the juvenile justice system. With this release, the report series has…

12/30/22
Publication
Revised Chapter Four: Families and Children Model Code on Domesti…

The focus of this Revised Chapter is on an approach that requires a careful analysis and tailored response, which means that adequate information is obtained (safely and ethically) and provided to the court, allowing for…

12/27/22
Brief
Using Data to Promote Equity in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts - …

The purpose of this Technical Assistance Brief is to provide juvenile drug treatment courts (JDTC) teams with an overview of how to collect, analyze, and respond to program-level data regarding racial equity in three primary…

12/13/22
Publication
How to Facilitate a Discussion about Child Sexual Exploitation in…

How to Facilitate a Discussion about Child Sexual Exploitation in Your Community: A Facilitation Guide (Facilitation Guide) is a publication of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). This material is made…

12/12/22
Publication
Judicial Leadership and Key Tenets for Improving Outcomes for Fam…

In collaboration with the State Justice Institute and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), the publication Judicial Leadership and Key Tenets for Improving Outcomes for Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorders…

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…

08/10/22
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…

07/11/22
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.…

04/01/22
Publication
Judge to Judge Letter Concerning Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal…

This letter by Judge Katherine Tennyson (Ret.), discusses how education on animal neglect and abuse can inform decision making for judges, both on and off the bench. She provides resources so that judges may take…

02/22/22
Publication
Improving Safety and Privacy in Civil Protection Order Cases: In-…

Many litigants seek court-ordered safety measures to prevent and mitigate violence and abuse in their lives. While courts implement general safety measures to address public health concerns, special considerations may be needed to ensure safety…