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05/14/19
Report
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Fol…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted five National Judicial Institutes on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) between 2014 and 2017 for judges and other judicial officers. The purpose of the…

01/14/19
Publication
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
Publication
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…

07/23/18
Bench Card
Addressing Bias in Delinquency and Child Welfare Systems

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, the NCJFCJ has created Addressing Bias in Delinquency and Child Welfare Systems, a bench card emphasizing that “eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile and family courts…

06/06/18
Report
Juvenile Court Statistics 2015

Juvenile Court Statistics 2015 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile 884,900 delinquency cases and 100,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2015 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction.…

04/05/18
Bench Card
Ensuring Young People Are Not Criminalized for Poverty: Bails, Fe…

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, the NCJFCJ has released this information card for judges in juvenile courts. Judges are uniquely positioned to eliminate the harms and hardships caused by the imposition of…

10/23/17
Publication
Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School-Justice…

Juvenile courts nationwide handle cases referred by schools for truancy or behavioral incidents. Since 2012, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) have trained jurisdictions on strategies and policies to reduce the…

10/09/17
Publication
Disrupting School-Justice Pathways for Youth with Behavioral Heal…

Throughout the 1990s, the rise of zero-tolerance school discipline policies resulted in the widespread adoption of strict and mandatory responses for a large range of misbehavior in school. An unintended consequence of these policies and…

10/09/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
The Intersection of Juvenile Courts and Exclusionary School Disci…

Prior to the passage of the Gun Free Zone Act of 1994 (GFZA), school administrators and educators were largely responsible for addressing student misbehavior in schools. However, since the implementation of GFZA, an increasing number…

09/14/17
Report
Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care (Fi…

Since 2011, the NCJFCJ has been publishing this Technical Assistance Bulletin (TAB) that identifies the disproportionality rates for children of color in foster care. With the public release of 2015 foster care data, new and…

08/01/17
Bench Card
Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency Proc…

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released the bench card Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency…

08/01/17
Bench Card
Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Ge…

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released the bench card Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression…