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10/06/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Judge’s Action Alert: Judges’ Roles in Promoting Youth-Center…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: Defines youth-centered legal permanency. Highlights how legal permanency options for youth are changing to be more youth-centered. Explains how judges can support youth-centered legal permanency. Highlights brain science research as it relates…

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…

08/22/22
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…

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…

07/14/22
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…

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…

04/26/21
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…