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09/19/12
Report
Washington Workload Site Assessment: Spokane

In partnership with the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts, the NCJFCJ conducted a judicial workload assessment in Washington State. The assessment identified Spokane County as having adequate judicial resources to meet current workload demands and…

09/19/12
Report
Judicial Workload in Washington State

This report utilizes a new juvenile dependency judicial workload calculation to generate an estimate of current judicial resources and judicial resource needs in each jurisdiction in Washington state. Researchers found that the majority of Washington’s…

09/19/12
Report
Evaluation of the Parents for Parents Program in King County, Was…

This process evaluation of the King County Parents for Parents Program (P4P) examines the program’s efficacy and suggests areas for continued improvement. The evaluation has five objectives: describe the components of the P4P; describe the participants in…

09/19/12
Report
King County Mediation Program Assessment: Phase II

This assessment builds on a previous study of King County’s Mediation Pilot program (which can be found here). The current study expands upon earlier findings by adding additional cases to the sample and following cases…

09/19/12
Publication
Judicial Workload in Washington State Dependency Cases

In 2007, the NCJFCJ partnered with the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts to begin conducting a multi-year assessment of juvenile dependency practice (Washington Workload Study). The goal of the project was to assess judicial…

09/19/12
Report
Measuring Judicial Work in Dependency Cases: Lessons Learned from…

This Technical Assistance Brief details the research design and the ground-breaking methodology used to measure judicial workload in King, Spokane, and Mason Counties, and also provides an initial snapshot of workload findings.

09/17/12
Publication
Project ONE Key Principles

The NCJFCJ continues to be a leader in advancing the use of effective multi-system responses to youth and families. In 2010, with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support critical…

09/11/12
Publication
The Lens of Implicit Bias

This article looks at the bias with which people view the world, how that bias impacts decisions and how to reduce the implicit bias in our decision-making, in juvenile and family justice.

08/30/12
Publication
Seen, Heard, and Engaged: Children in Dependency Court Hearings

This technical assistance bulletin was designed to provide information, guidance, and aspirational practice recommendations to dependency courts and dependency court judges with regard to bringing children to court for hearings related to their own dependency cases. It is…

06/07/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care, 20…

In May 2011, the NCJFCJ published its first Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletin, which identified the disproportionality rates for all state and select Model Courts across the Country. Since that time, the…

03/30/12
Publication
The NIS-4: What It All Means (and Doesn't Mean)

This Technical Assistance Brief summarizes the findings from the most recent iteration of the National Incidence Study (NIS-4) and examines some of the differences from previous iterations, considers the implications of the study and these differences,…

03/30/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Creating Judicial-Academic Partnerships: An Efficient Way to Leve…

This Technical Assistance Brief outlines the steps courts can take to partner with academic researchers to conduct evaluations of practice and programs. Courts may not have the resources to conduct rigorous evaluations; academic partnerships can…