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03/02/12
Bench Card
Asking the Right Questions II: Judicial Checklists to Meet the Ed…

This revised publication, of the original Technical Assistance Brief published in 2005, includes a checklist of critical questions every judge should ask about education in every case, and a checklist of critical questions every judge…

03/02/12
Bench Card
Asking the Right Questions: A Judicial Checklist to Ensure That t…

Provides a field-tested checklist that judges can use to make inquiries regarding the educational needs of children and youth under their jurisdiction with the goal of positively impacting their educational outcomes and preparing them for…

03/01/12
Bench Card
Right from the Start: The Courts Catalyzing Change Preliminary Pr…

The report details positive qualitative and quantitative results when using the guidelines outlined in the Benchcard. Development of this Benchcard grew out of a national initiative, Courts Catalyzing Change: Achieving Equity and Fairness in Foster…

03/01/12
Bench Card
Right from the Start: The Courts Catalyzing Change Preliminary Pr…

The Technical Assistance Bulletin explains the history and background of the Courts Catalyzing Change: Achieving Equity and Fairness in Foster Care Initiative (CCC), which brings together judicial officers and other systems’ experts to set a…

03/01/12
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Resource Guidelines: Supporting Best Practices and Building Found…

This publication, developed from interviews with Resource Guidelines founders, and a review of relevant background material, provides an overview of the genesis of the Guidelines and, over the years, how it has been used to…

03/01/12
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The State of Juvenile Dependency Court Research: Implications for…

In 2007, the California Administrative Office of the Court’s Center for Families, Children and the Courts contracted with the PPCD to conduct a research review to determine the current state of research involving juvenile dependency…

03/01/12
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Colorado Court Improvement Program: Respondent Parents' Counsel T…

In 2006, the State of Colorado Judicial Department, through its State Court Administrator’s Office (SCAO) contracted with the National Center for State Courts (NCSC), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), and…

03/01/12
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Back to Basics: Fundamental Application of the Resource Guideline…

Provides examples of practice and strategies utilized by courts to address the best practices outlined in the Resource Guidelines and the Adoption and Permanency Guidelines. (October 2006).

03/01/12
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Domestic Violence Advocacy in Dependency Court: The Miami-Dade De…

Addresses co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment, by focusing on the design, implementation and daily operation of the Dependency Court Intervention Program for Family Violence.

03/01/12
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Building a Better Collaboration: Facilitating Change in the Court…

It offers a framework for thinking about facilitating change in the child welfare system. Uses the experiences of Project Sites to illustrate ways in which these theoretical concepts can be implemented in the real world…

03/01/12
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Building a Better Court: Measuring and Improving Court Performanc…

This Guide and its Companion Toolkit outline a process that courts can use to measure court performance and judicial workload. The Companion Toolkit is available in PDF and Word versions.

03/01/12
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Empowering Families in Child Protection Cases: An Implementation…

Summarizes a process and outcome evaluation of the ‘Ohana Conferencing Model of family group decision-making, a conferencing project in operation since 1996.