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01/18/19
Publication
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…

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…

07/21/18
Policy Statement
Resolution in Support of Implementing a Family-Centered Framework…

WHEREAS, the Adoption Safe Families Act requires a judicial determination that the agency has made reasonable efforts, absent aggravated circumstances, to preserve and reunify the family. More than half of children exiting foster care in…

07/18/18
Publication
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.…

06/22/18
Brief
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…

06/22/18
Report
Research Report: National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Se…

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…

06/21/18
Brief
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…

06/21/18
Report
Research Report: National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Se…

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…

05/23/18
Technical Assistance Bulletin
10 Cosas Que Debe Saber Sobre el Tribunal Familiar

Si usted es víctima de violencia doméstica y necesita ayuda legal, esta guía le ayudará a encontrar información básica sobre el tribunal familiar. Aunque un abogado que sepa de la ley de violencia doméstica sería…

02/28/18
Technical Assistance Bulletin
How to Gather Technology Abuse Evidence for Court

If someone is using technology like text messages, email, or social media (like Facebook) to harass you, this guide will help you “capture” the evidence of the harassment, so you can bring it to court.…

01/05/18
Publication
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…

11/01/17
Bench Card
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…