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06/12/19
Publication
Engaging Parents in Child Abuse and Neglect Hearings: Lessons Lea…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) recommends that the court should do all that it can to encourage and support the meaningful engagement of children, youth, and families in the child…

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…

05/14/19
Report
Texas Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Evalua…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted the Texas Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (TJIDCST) in Houston, Texas from September 18-19, 2018 for judges and other judicial officers. The…

05/14/19
Report
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Eva…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) in Portland, Oregon from August 15-18, 2018 for judges and other judicial officers. The…

05/14/19
Report
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Fol…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) hosted five National Judicial Institutes on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) between 2014 and 2017 for judges and other judicial officers. The purpose of the…

05/01/19
Report
Characteristics of Delinquency Cases Handled in Juvenile Court in…

NCJJ and OJJDP recently introduced a Data Snapshot series to disseminate current research about youth in the juvenile justice system. Each one-page Snapshot focuses on a specific topic (e.g., juveniles in residential placement, characteristics of…

04/24/19
Report
Girls in the Juvenile Justice System

This bulletin presents statistics on girls’ involvement in the juvenile justice system from arrest through residential placement. The findings show that arrests involving girls fell by more than 50 percent between 2006 and 2015. Moreover,…

03/24/19
Report
Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2016

This fact sheet presents national estimates of delinquency cases handled by juvenile courts in 2016 and analyzes caseload trends since 2005. In 2016, juvenile courts in the United States handled 850,500 delinquency cases that involved…

03/16/19
Policy Statement
In Recognition of the 70th Anniversary of the Juvenile & Family C…

WHEREAS, on May 22, 1937, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) was established by judges who came together with a vision of strengthening the juvenile and family court systems, and to…

02/28/19
Report
Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2016: Selected Findings

OJJDP has released “Juvenile Residential Facility Census, 2016: Selected Findings.” This bulletin presents findings from OJJDP’s Juvenile Residential Facility Census (JRFC), a biennial survey that collects information about facilities in which youth charged with or…

01/24/19
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…

01/18/19
Publication
Voices from the Bench: Judicial Perspectives on Handling Child Se…

Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (DCST) is a form of human trafficking and a complex problem in the United States. DCST refers to the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, obtaining, patronizing, or soliciting of a minor for…