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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…

03/16/19
Policy Statement
Resolution in Support Reauthorization of the Violence Against Wom…

WHEREAS, the NCJFCJ recognizes that issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking occur at any age; and WHEREAS, the NCJFCJ has joined in public and private partnerships to address and improve the…

03/09/19
Publication
Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Project: Lessons L…

Linking Systems of Care (LSC) for Children and Youth state demonstration sites strive to align activities in each phase of the project – Planning, Implementation, and Sustainability – with the Guiding Principles. Policy decisions should…

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
Publication
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.…

11/06/17
Publication
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…

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…

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…