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09/21/20
Publication
Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Child Welfare Workers' Companion Gu…

This Child Welfare Caseworkers’ Companion Guide to the NCJFCJ’s ENHANCED RESOURCE GUIDELINES has been developed with the goal of improving caseworker hearing practice in child abuse and neglect cases generally, but also with a focus on improving…

09/11/20
Brief
Faith, Immigration, and Domestic Violence: Concepts for Working w…

This brief publication provides introductory guidance on the intersection between faith, immigration, and domestic violence. This information is important for both advocates and court professionals, as many immigrant survivors of domestic violence turn to their…

06/01/20
Newsletter
The Ready Resource, June 2020

Welcome to the second issue of The Ready Resource, designed to provide up-to-date information focused on trends and practices as courts work to improve responses to intimate partner violence cases.

04/01/20
Newsletter
The Ready Resource, April 2020

While we recognize that dealing with the COVID-19 crisis is a stressful and overwhelming time for judicial officers and those that work for the court and that many of you and your staff may be…

03/30/08
Bench Card
Youth Engagement in Court Bench Cards

The following bench cards were created by the American Bar Association to assist judges when a child is present in the courtroom: Engaging Young Children (ages 0-12 mo) in the Courtroom Engaging Toddlers (ages 1-3) &…

09/11/20
Brief
The Impact of Domestic Violence in the Child Welfare System: Key …

This tip sheet provides key points for court professionals, advocates, and social workers on some of the most common ways that immigrant families in the child welfare system are affected by domestic violence and how…

09/11/20
Brief
Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Tips for Child Welfare Wo…

Child welfare workers should be sensitive to the unique needs of victims of domestic violence who experience trauma from migration. Immigrant and refugee populations may have experienced severe trauma during migration, including physical and sexual…

09/11/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Judicial Awareness of Resilience in Family Court: Some Initial Co…

This is the second in a series of technical assistance briefs on resilience by the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (RCDV:CPC), a project of the National Council of Juvenile and Family…

09/08/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Restorative Justice: Healing through Honoring Community Customs, …

This interview with Judge Claudette White focuses on restoration rather than just punishment. She uses the traditional tribal customs and practices of the people she serves to create new pathways in which tribal families dealing with historical trauma and…

09/08/20
Fact Sheet
20 Facts for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020

For our 2020 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Fact Sheet, the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (RCDV: CPC), a project of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), seeks…

08/11/20
Annual Report
Reflection & Redefinition: Annual Report 2019

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) 2019 Annual Report, Reflection & Redefinition, looks back at the extraordinary achievements of the NCJFCJ in 2019. The members of the NCJFCJ are the driving…

08/05/20
Publication
Spotlight on Promising Practices Around Civil Protection Orders: …

Civil Protection Orders can be a powerful remedy for victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking. However, when orders are not enforced, they can seem like nothing more than a piece of paper. Ensuring…