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03/15/12
Publication
Child and Family Service Review Outcomes Strategies to Improve Do…

Unidentified domestic violence or unsafe intervention in domestic violence situations may contribute to poor outcomes for families. This guide was written to help stakeholders develop effective Program Improvement Plans for achieving safety, permanency, and well-being…

03/02/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care, 20…

The NCJFCJ recently released a Technical Assistance Bulletin which identifies the disproportionality rates for all states and select Model Courts across the country. Utilizing 2009 Adoption and Foster Care Reporting System (AFCARS) and 2010 census…

03/02/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Revised Active Efforts Principles and Expectations Publication

This publication was developed in consultation with the nine federally recognized Tribes of Oregon by the Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Citizen Review Board (CRB) to create a tool to implement the active efforts mandate…

03/02/12
Publication
Court Reform and American Indian and Alaskan Native Children: Inc…

This Technical Assistance Brief, a joint publication of the National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) and the NCJFCJ, has found that additional improvements in data collection and collaboration between courts and public agencies are required to better…

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
Fact Sheet
Education Fact Sheet

For the over 800,000 children and youth served in foster care each year in the United States, educational success is a potential positive counterweight to abuse, neglect, separation, and impermanence. Unfortunately, the educational outcomes for…

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
Report
Education Efforts for Children in Foster Care: The Pima County, A…

Provides detailed information regarding the various components of the educational reform efforts implemented by the Pima County Juvenile Court (Tucson, Arizona) and offers recommendations to other jurisdictions who want to address the educational issues faced…

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…