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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
Publication
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
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.

02/28/12
Report
Resource Reallocation: The Clark County Experience

Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada, one of the ten demonstration sites, describes its experience and lessons learned in the process of applying resource reallocation to planning and implementing its graduated sanctions efforts. This is a…

05/10/10
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Enhancing Court Services to Victims of Domestic Violence

A Technical Assistance Brief: Spotlight on the Cook County Domestic Violence Division

03/30/08
Publication
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.…

11/01/00
Publication
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.