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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…

05/14/19
Report
Texas Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evalua…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted the Texas Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (TJIDCST) in Houston, Texas from September 18-19, 2018 for judges and other judicial officers. The…

05/14/19
Report
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Eva…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) in Portland, Oregon from August 15-18, 2018 for judges and other judicial officers. The…

05/14/19
Report
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Fol…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted five National Judicial Institutes on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) between 2014 and 2017 for judges and other judicial officers. The purpose of the…

05/01/19
Report
Characteristics of Delinquency Cases Handled in Juvenile Court in…

NCJJ and OJJDP recently introduced a Data Snapshot series to disseminate current research about youth in the juvenile justice system. Each one-page Snapshot focuses on a specific topic (e.g., juveniles in residential placement, characteristics of…