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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
Report
Court-Based Education Efforts for Children in Foster Care: The Ex…

Provides an easy to read summary of the lessons learned from implementing reform efforts aimed at improving educational outcomes for children in care in the Pima County (Tucson, Arizona) dependency court system. The document highlights…

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…

03/02/12
Report
The Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 and the John H. Chafee F…

Provides an overview of the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999 (passed in December 1999) which revises the former Title IV-E Independent Living Program to assist children likely to “age out” of the foster care…

03/02/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Improving Educational Outcomes for Youth in Foster Care: Perspect…

Presents current practices aimed at addressing the educational needs of youth in care and areas needing improvement.

03/02/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
The National Working Group on Foster Care and Education

The mission of the National Working Group on Foster Care and Education is to promote successful educational outcomes for children and youth in foster care across the country. The Working Group, which is comprised of…

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
Publication
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
Publication
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
Publication
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
Bench Card
Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence

This Technical Assistance Brief, A Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence, provides accessible information along with a Checklist for use as a reference tool for judges and practitioners in juvenile and family…