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07/11/22
Publication
A Preliminary Look at COVID Impacts on Juvenile, Family, and Trib…

This preliminary study developed for the State Justice Institute( SJI) by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) attempted to take an initial look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on…

06/07/22
Publication
Judicial Leadership for Community-Based Alternatives to Juvenile …

This infographic explains the benefits of community-based alternatives to secure confinement for justice-involved youth as well for as the communities where they live. It also offers steps to guide judges on providing leadership for developing alternatives.…

04/01/22
Publication
Judge to Judge Letter Concerning Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal…

This letter by Judge Katherine Tennyson (Ret.), discusses how education on animal neglect and abuse can inform decision making for judges, both on and off the bench. She provides resources so that judges may take…

03/12/22
Resolution
Resolution Regarding Standards for the Secure Care of Youth

Resolution Regarding Standards for the Secure Care of Youth Adopted March 12, 2022 by the NCJFCJ Board of Directors, Pittsburgh, PA. Download Publication

03/09/22
Toolkit
LINK Coalition Building Toolkit

Over the past 25 years, researchers from many academic disciplines, and professionals working in both humane and human services, have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, and other forms…

02/10/22
Publication
Firearms and Civil Protection Orders: Answers to Judges' Frequent…

This document answers frequently asked questions relating to firearms and civil protection orders. Main topics include enforcement of jurisdiction and federal protection order laws, suggested collaboration efforts, information regarding a respondent’s access to firearms, addressing…

02/10/22
Publication
Custody and Parenting Time Orders: Compliance Monitoring and Enfo…

This document provides a set of suggested practices and strategies for consideration by courts seeking to improve compliance with custody and parenting time orders. Main topics include exercising judicial leadership, crafting orders with enforceability and…

02/10/22
Publication
Strategies to Improve the Response to Firearms in Civil Protectio…

This document provides a checklist of strategies for judges to improve the response to firearms in civil protection order cases. Main topics include steps to assemble multi-disciplinary collaborative teams, mapping the civil protection process to…

01/10/22
Publication
Toolkit for Identifying Youth Experiencing Homelessness in the Ju…

In collaboration with the Coalition for Juvenile Justice, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has developed the Toolkit for Identifying Youth Experiencing Homelessness in the Justice System: Using A Structured Process…

12/01/21
Curriculum
Putting Children and Families First in Dependency Case Management…

The curriculum helps courts assess their adherence to principles of case management and scheduling and investigate research-supported strategies for increasing effective case management in dependency cases. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges…

10/25/21
Case Law Update
Domestic Violence Rebuttable Presumption: Case Law Update 2018-20…

This document contains summaries of published state court decisions of interest related to a rebuttable presumption against awarding sole or joint custody to a parent who has engaged in domestic violence against the other parent.…

07/19/21
Publication
The Role of The Judge in Transforming Juvenile Probation: A Toolk…

The NCJFCJ has prepared, The Role of the Judge in Transforming Juvenile Probation: A Toolkit for Leadership (hereafter also referred to as the Toolkit) to provide judges with practical strategies and recommendations to help their jurisdictions take…