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07/21/18
Policy Statement
Resolution in Support of Implementing a Family-Centered Framework…

WHEREAS, the Adoption Safe Families Act requires a judicial determination that the agency has made reasonable efforts, absent aggravated circumstances, to preserve and reunify the family. More than half of children exiting foster care in…

07/18/18
Publication
Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act: Guide for…

Interstate custody cases involving domestic violence arrive at the courthouse in a variety of ways: A victim of domestic violence who has fled for safety from another state seeks an emergency custody order from your court.…

06/22/18
Brief
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…

06/22/18
Report
Research Report: National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Se…

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…

06/21/18
Brief
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…

06/21/18
Report
Research Report: National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Se…

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…

06/06/18
Report
Juvenile Court Statistics 2015

Juvenile Court Statistics 2015 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile 884,900 delinquency cases and 100,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2015 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction.…

04/05/18
Bench Card
Ensuring Young People Are Not Criminalized for Poverty: Bails, Fe…

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, the NCJFCJ has released this information card for judges in juvenile courts. Judges are uniquely positioned to eliminate the harms and hardships caused by the imposition of…

01/05/18
Publication
Sustaining the Change: Lessons Learned from Judicial Leaders

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) think tank series brings judges together to share knowledge and provide insights on issues of relevance to court improvement and collaborative systems change. The judges…

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…

10/24/17
Publication
Trauma-Informed Classrooms

The impact of students’ life experiences on their behavior has garnered increasing attention as schools strive to develop more supportive academic environments that address the needs of at-risk youth and facilitate continued academic engagement. Few…