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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…

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.…

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…

09/20/17
Publication
A Snapshot of the Implementation Sites Project

Through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funding, the NCJFCJ’s Implementation Sites Project provides specialized training and technical assistance to help integrate best practices as outlined in the Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in…

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…

09/06/17
Report
Process Evaluation of Nevada’s Statewide Dependency Mediation P…

Nevada’s experience with mediation in dependency and termination of parental rights cases began in the Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County and goes back more than a decade to the early 2000s. In 2013, the…

09/06/17
Report
Process Evaluation of the Second Judicial District Court’s Depe…

The Second Judicial District Court of Nevada in Washoe County implemented a mediation program in late 2011 to support parents and stakeholders in the child abuse and neglect court system and help resolve contested matters…

09/06/17
Report
Outcome Evaluation of the Second Judicial District Court’s Depe…

In August 2011, the Second Judicial District Court of Nevada in Washoe County implemented a dependency mediation program. The overarching goal of the mediation program is to reduce the time to permanency for children. The…