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02/29/12
Bench Card
A Judicial Guide to Child Safety in Custody Cases

Because custody cases involving abuse have intermingled issues of safety and access, judges require effective and accessible information and tools to aid their decision-making. The Judicial Guide contains 14 bench cards which provide an easy-to-use…

02/29/12
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Navigating Custody and Visitation Evaluations in Cases with Domes…

As the volume of cases involving custody, parent access, and domestic violence continues to rise, judges are relying on professional custody evaluators to inform their decisions more than ever before. This Navigating Guide is designed…

02/29/12
Publication
A Judicial Curriculum on Juvenile DWI and Alcohol and Other Drug …

This regionally based training curriculum will impart a new perspective to judges who deal with youth DWIs and give them the tools needed to become a proactive member of their community and advocates for change.

02/29/12
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Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice

These 16 strategies, each accompanied by recommendations for implementation, are designed to be a guide to planning, operating, and implementing juvenile drug courts.

02/29/12
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Reconnecting: The Role of the Juvenile Court in Reentry

A guide to planning, implementing and operating a juvenile court to manage the reintegration into the community of juveniles who have undergone court-ordered out-of-home placement.

02/28/12
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A Practical Approach to Linking Graduated Sanctions with a Contin…

This publication examines the connection between structured decision-making instruments and the characteristics of best practices in treatment programs for juvenile offenders. This bulletin introduces a prototype instrument, the Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol (SPEP), which itemizes…

02/28/12
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Graduated Sanctions for Juvenile Offenders: A Program Model and P…

Intended to be used in conjunction with the Juvenile Offenders: A Training Curriculum Guide – Volume One, this volume is comprised of three sections: Introduction and Background, Preferred Practices in Graduated Sanctions, and Program Development…

05/01/08
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Bringing the Greenbook to Life: A Resource Guide for Communities

This publication is designed for communities seeking to develop interventions that will improve their responses to families suffering both domestic violence and child maltreatment. This resource guide is organized into eight sections: Understanding Each Other;…

03/30/08
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Ensuring the Unique Needs of Dependency Courts are Met in Disaste…

In August and September 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused devastating damage to states along the Gulf Coast. Many judges, court personnel, child welfare workers, and service providers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana responded heroically.…

03/01/05
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Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juve…

Published in 2005, the purpose of the original Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency CasesĀ (JDG) was to set forth the essential elements of effective practice for the court processes that are involved…

11/01/00
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Adoption and Permanency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in C…

Guides juvenile and family courts in assessing and implementing improvements in the handling of child abuse and neglect cases through the termination of parental rights and adoption process.