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Child Abuse and Neglect Institute Evaluation: Training Impact on …

The NCJFCJ’s annual training for dependency court judges, the Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI), provides instruction for new or experienced judges on the knowledge and skills necessary to preside over an effective child abuse…

Safe Havens: Lessons From a Decade of Change

While the need for supervised visitation and exchange for victims of domestic violence and their children had long been recognized, the Safe Havens Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Program (Safe Havens Program) provided a key…

Fact Sheet
31 Facts for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

May 22, 2017, marks the 80th Anniversary of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. For nearly a century, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) mission to “improve the…

Synergy, Vol. 19, No. 3

This issue of Synergy focuses on the child support system, its evolving role in the lives of low-income families, and the implications of that evolution for domestic violence survivors and their children. The issues gives…

Technical Assistance Bulletin
Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 21

Family Violence: Legislative Update Volume 21 is now available! This volume focuses on the 2015 legislative sessions. In 2015, for the first time in recent years, efforts to enact and reinforce victim rights and protections…

Technical Assistance Bulletin
10 Steps for Presenting Evidence in Court

When you go to court, you will give information (called “evidence”) to a judge who will decide your case. This evidence may include information you or someone else tells to the judge (“testimony”) as well…

Technical Assistance Bulletin
10 Ways to Find Help with Your Case

If you are the victim of domestic violence and need legal help, this guide will help you find someone who can help you with your case. A lawyer who knows about domestic violence may be…

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…

Bench Card
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…

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…

Synergy, Vol. 19, No. 2

This Synergy issue discusses collaboration between child welfare agencies, the courts, and domestic violence organization. The issue reintroduces the Greenbook Initiative, discusses the provisions in the 2010 Reauthorization of CAPTA related to collaboration, and identifies…

Decision-Making in Custody Cases Involving Domestic Violence: A R…

This publication summarizes results of empirical research studies on decision-making in custody cases involving domestic violence. It specifically focuses on how a variety of case-related factors and individual characteristics may influence the decision-making of three…