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Publications

03/01/12
Publication
Empowering Families in Child Protection Cases: An Implementation…

Summarizes a process and outcome evaluation of the ‘Ohana Conferencing Model of family group decision-making, a conferencing project in operation since 1996.

03/01/12
Report
The El Paso, Texas 65th Judicial District Children's Court: Evalu…

Details findings of research which examined various innovative procedures and programs established in the El Paso Model Court.

03/01/12
Report
The Portland Model Court Expanded Second Shelter Hearing Process:…

Summarizes research conducted between April 2000 and August 2001 regarding the Multnomah County Juvenile Court’s second shelter hearing process.

03/01/12
Publication
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children: A Manual and…

Presents information necessary to effectively implement the ICPC. Provides instructional information to assist judges and court staff in teaching others about the Compact.

02/29/12
Bench Card
Checklist to Promote Perpetrator Accountability in Dependency Ca…

This publication is known as the Accountability Checklist and was developed to guide judges in holding perpetrators of domestic violence accountability and ensure that efforts to reach fathers will foster the safety and well-being of…

02/29/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Key Principles for Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquen…

02/29/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Juvenile Justice Model Courts

Since the publication of the Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines, the focus of the project has been to disseminate the document and encourage its use by jurisdictions to help guide system reform and improve practice in delinquency…

02/29/12
Publication
Ten Things Every Juvenile Court Judge Should Know About Trauma an…

This bulletin was published by NCJFCJ in 2010 and is a valuable source of information for juvenile court judges. The Bulletin is broken down into ten key components that every juvenile judge should consider as…

02/29/12
Bench Card
Reasonable Efforts Checklist for Dependency Cases Involving Domes…

Domestic violence in dependency cases often goes unrecognized and unaddressed. This checklist includes easy reference bench cards for judges to consult during removal, adjudication, disposition, review, permanency, and termination hearings involving domestic violence. It is…

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
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.