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07/09/19
Publication
Animal Cruelty Issues: What Juvenile and Family Court Judges Need…

The NCJFCJ and Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) co-hosted the Judicial Responses to Animal Cruelty Issues Convening in 2019. The Convening included participation from 10 judges from across the U.S.–eight judges who hear juvenile, child…

06/21/19
Publication
Assessing Trauma for Juvenile and Family Court Judges: From Devel…

Due to increased requests for assistance from courts and allied systems seeking to become more trauma-informed, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) developed a court trauma consultation protocol in 2013. Although…

06/20/19
Technical Assistance Bulletin
The Role of the Court in Implementing the Family First Prevention…

The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) of 2018 provides States and Tribes opportunities to use federal funding to support children and families and prevent foster care placements. The Act focuses on family engagement and…

06/19/19
Publication
The Evolving Role of the Prosecutor in Juvenile Drug Treatment Co…

In October 2018, the NCJFCJ convened a meeting of prosecutors working in juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) teams across the country. They discussed the evolving roles of juvenile court prosecutors in drug treatment courts and…

06/12/19
Publication
Practical Tips to Help Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Teams Implem…

The In-Practice Tip Sheets are resources for Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) teams and are meant to provide operational steps to implementing the JDTC Guidelines. This is not an exhaustive list of practice tips. Juvenile drug…

06/12/19
Publication
Individualizing Responses to Motivate Behavior Change in Youth: A…

Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts (JDTCs) have made strides in implementing evidence-based practices to improve program processes, services, and outcomes. These practices include using screening and assessment tools and substance use disorder treatment interventions specifically tailored…

06/12/19
Publication
Engaging Parents in Child Abuse and Neglect Hearings: Lessons Lea…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) recommends that the court should do all that it can to encourage and support the meaningful engagement of children, youth, and families in the child…

05/29/19
Publication
Supplement to Civil Protection Orders: Community Supervision

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…

05/28/19
Publication
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…

03/16/19
Policy Statement
In Recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the Juvenile & Family C…

WHEREAS, on May 22, 1937, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) was established by judges who came together with a vision of strengthening the juvenile and family court systems, and to…

03/16/19
Policy Statement
Resolution in Support Reauthorization of the Violence Against Wom…

WHEREAS, the NCJFCJ recognizes that issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking occur at any age; and WHEREAS, the NCJFCJ has joined in public and private partnerships to address and improve the…

03/09/19
Publication
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…