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11/11/16
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Hawaii CCC Case File Review and Court Observation Pre and Post Be…

In 2007, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, in partnership with Casey Family Programs, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention began the Courts Catalyzing Change: Achieving Equity and Fairness…

08/30/16
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Research Report: May 2016 National Judicial Institute on Domestic…

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…

06/06/16
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Judicial Tip Sheet on Kinship Care

In an effort to promote the importance of placing children with family members, a one page tip sheet for judicial officers on kinship care was created in partnership with the American Bar Association and the…

05/26/16
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Enhanced Resource Guidelines

Publication Improves Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has announced the release of the Enhanced version of the Resource Guidelines to improve court practice in child abuse…

04/11/16
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First National Summit on Trauma and the Courts: Creating a Commun…

The First National Summit on Trauma and the Courts: Creating a Community of Healing was held on August 5-6, 2015 at the Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education,…

07/13/15
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National Summit on Courts and the Military - 2015 Final Report

Under the auspices and leadership of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, a first-ever National Summit on Courts and the Military was convened in March 2015 at the U.S. Infantry Museum outside…

05/18/15
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Missing Children, State Care, and Child Sex Trafficking: Engaging…

This technical assistance brief is a publication of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®. Juvenile and family court judges have an enormous responsibility for…

05/18/15
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Creating a Human Trafficking Strategic Plan to Protect and Heal N…

Children are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking. When dealing with trafficking cases, child safety must guide all efforts: child victims must be protected, physically and psychologically, from their traffickers and provided with placements and services…

05/04/15
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Research Report: 2014 Child Abuse and Neglect Institute

A recurring training offered by the NCJFCJ is the Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI) which provides instruction in dependency court best practices for judicial officers who have either been newly assigned to child abuse…

05/04/15
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Research Report: Assessing Time-Certain Calendaring Dockets

There is not one nationally utilized method of calendaring dependency court cases. Rather, there are four common calendaring methods used to schedule these case types. These include (1) Block time, (2) Time-certain, (3) Combination of…

05/04/15
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Research Report: Assessing ICWA Compliance in Seattle, WA

In response to the high number of Native American children being removed from their homes, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978. In 25 U.S. Code § 1902, Congress declared that the…

05/04/15
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Research Report: 2014 Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Institute Ev…

Domestic child sex trafficking (DCST) is a rising and multifaceted issue within the U.S. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), through funds from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,…