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09/11/20
Brief
Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Tips for Child Welfare Wo…

Child welfare workers should be sensitive to the unique needs of victims of domestic violence who experience trauma from migration. Immigrant and refugee populations may have experienced severe trauma during migration, including physical and sexual…

09/11/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Judicial Awareness of Resilience in Family Court: Some Initial Co…

This is the second in a series of technical assistance briefs on resilience by the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (RCDV:CPC), a project of the National Council of Juvenile and Family…

09/08/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Restorative Justice: Healing through Honoring Community Customs, …

This interview with Judge Claudette White focuses on restoration rather than just punishment. She uses the traditional tribal customs and practices of the people she serves to create new pathways in which tribal families dealing with historical trauma and…

08/12/20
Report
Judge’s Action Alert: Leveraging Federal IV-E Funding to Suppor…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: the importance of this new source of federal funding; requirements for accessing IV-E funding; who is covered by this funding; judges’ roles in leveraging IV-E funding for children’s and parent’s…

08/12/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Judge’s Action Alert: Ensuring High-Quality Legal Representatio…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: key aspects of high-quality legal representation relevant to judges and courts; judges’ roles in promoting quality representation; funding considerations; challenges to providing high-quality representation and how judges can help address…

07/02/20
Report
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking: Lo…

The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) trainings by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) were held between 2014-2018. The NJIDCST hosted seven national training events, to provide…

06/29/20
Report
Second National Summit on Courts and Military-Connected Families:…

The NCJFCJ held the Second National Summit on Courts and Military-Connected Families (Summit) September 23-24, 2019, at the Saber and Quill Conference Center, Fort Knox, KY. The one-and-a-half-day Summit brought together members and staff of…

06/16/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Dividing Retirement Benefits at Divorce

At the time you’re going through your divorce, retirement may be the last thing on your mind. However, retirement benefits are very valuable and can ensure your economic security in old age. It’s important to…

06/05/20
Report
Juvenile Court Statistics 2018

Juvenile Court Statistics 2018 presents data on delinquency and status offense cases handled by courts with juvenile jurisdiction in 2018. National estimates are presented on 755,400 delinquency cases and 97,800 petitioned status offense cases handled…

06/04/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
The Role of Defense Attorneys in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: …

In October 2018 and March 2019, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) conducted focus groups with juvenile defense attorneys from around the country who represent youth in juvenile drug treatment courts…

05/12/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Court-Focused Technology Platform Comparison Guide

As courts across the country adjust to the rapidly changing environment that COVID-19 has presented, the use of technology has become even more critical. The use of various modes of technology, including online video conferencing…

01/23/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Using Data in Domestic Violence Work: Spotlight on Legal Informat…

Navigating family court can be overwhelming, confusing, and stressful for families. Many people have financial barriers to accessing counsel, cannot qualify for traditional civil legal services, and are self-represented in their legal matters. The stress…