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05/28/19
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Supplement to Civil Protection Orders: Court Staff/Court Administ…

In 2010, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) published Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (CPO Guide), which contains strategies for various disciplines involved in the civil protection order process. This…

03/09/19
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Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Project: Lessons L…

Linking Systems of Care (LSC) for Children and Youth state demonstration sites strive to align activities in each phase of the project – Planning, Implementation, and Sustainability – with the Guiding Principles. Policy decisions should…

03/07/19
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Custody Mediation and Domestic Violence: A Resource Guide for Med…

Mediation is widely used in the area of family law, where custody mediation is often mandated by statute or ordered by the court. According to statistics collected by the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence…

01/24/19
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Can I or Can't I? Extra-judicial Activity and Judicial Leadership

Being a judge doesn’t end when the docket does. Experienced judges understand their duties include much more than overseeing a courtroom. A significant part of a judicial officer’s duties also includes leadership in the community,…

01/18/19
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Voices from the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Handling Child Se…

Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (DCST) is a form of human trafficking and a complex problem in the United States. DCST refers to the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a minor for…

01/14/19
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Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Series

Child sex trafficking occurs every day across the U.S. and can happen to any child. Children involved in child welfare and the juvenile justice system are particularly vulnerable to becoming victims. The NCJFCJ believes juvenile…

01/11/19
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Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines

The NCJFCJ announced the release of the Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines, the most recent update documenting the improvement of court practices in juvenile justice cases. Since 2005, with the original publication of Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving…

07/18/18
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Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act: Guide for…

Interstate custody cases involving domestic violence arrive at the courthouse in a variety of ways: A victim of domestic violence who has fled for safety from another state seeks an emergency custody order from your court.…

01/05/18
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Sustaining the Change: Lessons Learned from Judicial Leaders

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) think tank series brings judges together to share knowledge and provide insights on issues of relevance to court improvement and collaborative systems change. The judges…

11/06/17
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National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Eva…

Domestic child sex trafficking (DCST) is a growing and complex problem in the U.S. Juvenile and family court judges are in a unique position to assist victimized youth to ensure they receive necessary services to…

11/01/17
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Indian Child Welfare Act Judicial Benchbook

Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978 to address the widespread practice of state entities removing American Indian and Alaskan Native children from their homes and families. Congressional findings memorialized in ICWA…

10/24/17
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Trauma-Informed Classrooms

The impact of students’ life experiences on their behavior has garnered increasing attention as schools strive to develop more supportive academic environments that address the needs of at-risk youth and facilitate continued academic engagement. Few…