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03/07/19
Publication
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…

03/07/19
Technical Assistance Bulletin
How to Navigate Custody Mediation in Cases Involving Domestic Vio…

If you are a domestic violence survivor and have been ordered or referred to mediation for your custody case, this guide can provide you with some basic information. A lawyer who understands domestic violence and…

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,…

01/11/19
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…

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.…

09/20/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
10 Things to Know About Family Court

If you are the victim of domestic violence and need legal help, this guide contains some basic information about family court. While a lawyer who knows about domestic violence is the best person to help, many survivors cannot find or…

08/11/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
La Deportación y los Niños

Aunque las cortes de familia y los sistemas para el bienestar de menores fueron creados para proteger a las familias y para servir el mejor interés de los/as menores, los esfuerzos recientes para hacer cumplir…

08/04/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
10 Maneras de Encontrar Ayuda para su Caso

Si usted es víctima de violencia doméstica y necesita ayuda legal, esta guía le ayudará a encontrar a alguien que le pueda ayudar con su caso. Puede que un abogado con conocimiento en violencia doméstica sea la mejor persona para ayudarle.…

08/04/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
10 Pasos para Presentar Evidencia en la Corte

Cuando vaya al tribunal, le dará información (llamada “evidencia”) a un/a juez/a que decidirá su caso. Esta evidencia puede incluir información que usted u otra persona le dice al juez (“testimonio”) y también cosas como emails y mensajes de texto, documentos,…

08/01/17
Publication
Custody and Visitation in Civil Protection Orders: Guiding Princi…

The board of directors of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges voted to adopt the principles and practices in this guide at their July 2017 meeting. Despite the fact that the majority…

04/24/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Deportation and Children

Although family courts and child welfare systems were created to protect families and to serve the best interests of children, recent immigration enforcement efforts have created an environment in which immigrant victims of domestic violence…