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01/08/15
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Assessing the Long-Term Effects of Courts Catalyzing Change Preli…

The Courts Catalyzing Change: Achieving Equity and Fairness in Foster Care Initiative (CCC) brings together judicial officers and systems stakeholders to set a national agenda for court-based training, research and reform initiatives to reduce the disproportionate treatment…

01/08/15
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Process Evaluation: Courts Catalyzing Change Preliminary Protecti…

The Courts Catalyzing Change: Achieving Equity and Fairness in Foster Care Initiative (CCC) brings together judicial officers and systems stakeholders to set a national agenda for court-based training, research and reform initiatives to reduce the…

09/11/14
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Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective

Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective, written by NCJFCJ Past President Judge Leonard Edwards (Ret.), is a publication made possible by the generous support of Casey Family Programs and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation. From the Foreword by…

07/31/13
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NCTSN Bench Card for the Trauma-Informed Judge

Research has conclusively demonstrated that court-involved children and adolescents present with extremely high rates of traumatic stress caused by their adverse life experiences. In the court setting, we may perceive these youth as inherently disrespectful,…

03/20/12
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A Practice Guide: Making Child Support Orders Realistic and Enfor…

In 2005, the NCJFCJ received funding from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement to provide state court judges and other judicial officers with practical, easy-to-use tools that facilitate realistic and…

03/02/12
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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
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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…

03/01/12
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Right from the Start: The Courts Catalyzing Change Preliminary Pr…

The report details positive qualitative and quantitative results when using the guidelines outlined in the Benchcard. Development of this Benchcard grew out of a national initiative, Courts Catalyzing Change: Achieving Equity and Fairness in Foster…

03/01/12
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Right from the Start: The Courts Catalyzing Change Preliminary Pr…

The Technical Assistance Bulletin explains the history and background of the Courts Catalyzing Change: Achieving Equity and Fairness in Foster Care Initiative (CCC), which brings together judicial officers and other systems’ experts to set a…

03/01/12
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Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence

This Technical Assistance Brief, A Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence, provides accessible information along with a Checklist for use as a reference tool for judges and practitioners in juvenile and family…

02/29/12
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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
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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…