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02/29/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Key Principles for Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquen…

Congressional leaders, federal agencies, and private foundations have long-recognized the need for a national effort focusing on improving court practice in juvenile delinquency cases. In response to this need, the NCJFCJ, with funding from the…

02/29/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Juvenile Justice Model Courts

Since the publication of the Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines, the focus of the project has been to disseminate the document and encourage its use by jurisdictions to help guide system reform and improve practice in delinquency…

02/29/12
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Ten Things Every Juvenile Court Judge Should Know About Trauma an…

This bulletin was published by NCJFCJ in 2010 and is a valuable source of information for juvenile court judges. The Bulletin is broken down into ten key components that every juvenile judge should consider as…

02/29/12
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Managing and Sustaining Your Juvenile Drug Court

“Managing and Sustaining Your Juvenile Drug Court” is part one of a two-part series. Research has found that JDCs travel through a certain cycle – a “Juvenile Drug Court Development Cycle”. Having a better understanding of that…

02/29/12
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Ensuring Fidelity to the Juvenile Drug Courts Strategies in Pract…

“Managing and Sustaining Your Juvenile Drug Court” is part one of a two-part series. Part two is an assessment tool for juvenile drug courts. “Ensuring Fidelity to the Juvenile Drug Courts Strategies in Practice-A Program Component…

02/29/12
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Using Sober Support Groups in Your Juvenile Court

The bulletin was developed by a group of multidisciplinary professionals who work with substance abusing youth. The bulletin is a valuable tool that will guide courts and court practitioners to make the best possible decisions…

02/29/12
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Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice

This publication is known as the CPO Guide. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women developed the CPO Guide as a tool designed to support…

02/29/12
Bench Card
Reasonable Efforts Checklist for Dependency Cases Involving Domes…

Domestic violence in dependency cases often goes unrecognized and unaddressed. This checklist includes easy reference bench cards for judges to consult during removal, adjudication, disposition, review, permanency, and termination hearings involving domestic violence. It is…

02/29/12
Bench Card
A Judicial Guide to Child Safety in Custody Cases

Because custody cases involving abuse have intermingled issues of safety and access, judges require effective and accessible information and tools to aid their decision-making. The Judicial Guide contains 14 bench cards which provide an easy-to-use…

02/29/12
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Navigating Custody and Visitation Evaluations in Cases with Domes…

As the volume of cases involving custody, parent access, and domestic violence continues to rise, judges are relying on professional custody evaluators to inform their decisions more than ever before. This Navigating Guide is designed…

02/29/12
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A Judicial Curriculum on Juvenile DWI and Alcohol and Other Drug …

This regionally based training curriculum will impart a new perspective to judges who deal with youth DWIs and give them the tools needed to become a proactive member of their community and advocates for change.

02/29/12
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Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice

These 16 strategies, each accompanied by recommendations for implementation, are designed to be a guide to planning, operating, and implementing juvenile drug courts.