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04/25/17
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What Can Juvenile and Family Courts Do to Respond to Trauma?

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Ad Council, Futures Without Violence launched the Changing Minds campaign last fall 2016. The effort strives to raise awareness, teach skills, and inspire action most…

03/22/17
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Questions Every Judge and Lawyer Should Ask About Infants and Chi…

Infants and young children under the supervision of the court often have complicated and serious physical, developmental, and mental health-related challenges, so much so, that the American Academy of Pediatrics has classified this population as…

03/03/17
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Developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for School-Justice…

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) is a critical document in establishing coordinated efforts in a school-justice partnership. An MOU is a multilateral agreement among multiple parties intended to express a common vision and line of…

02/28/17
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Addressing the Intersections of Juvenile Justice Involvement and …

The Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) released their new report, “Addressing the Intersections of Youth Homelessness and Juvenile Justice Involvement: Principles for Achieving Change.” This report details ways that key stakeholders such as State Advisory…

01/10/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Guiding Principles for Effectively Addressing Child Custody and P…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) understands due process to require that all litigants have a meaningful opportunity to be heard, that all judicial and non-judicial decision-makers are neutral and unbiased,…

11/14/16
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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…

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…

10/25/16
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Judicially-led Responses to the School Pathways to the Juvenile J…

The zero tolerance policies that were adopted by many local and state education agencies in the 1990s  had the unintended effect of unnecessarily introducing low-risk youth to the juvenile justice system for disruptive behaviors that…

09/01/16
Technical Assistance Bulletin
American Indian Community Outreach Programs

A Technical Assistance Brief: Spotlight on Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Minneapolis Location.

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…

08/01/16
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Honoring Gault: Ensuring Access to Counsel in Delinquency Proceed…

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, this information card highlights due process and the right to counsel; ethical standards; and key elements of ensuring meaningful access to counsel for juveniles at the initial…

06/06/16
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Report on the Evaluation of Judicially Led Responses to Eliminate…

Many schools across the United States have enacted zero-tolerance philosophy in response to perceived increases in violence and drugs in schools. It is believed that aggressive and unwavering punishment of many school infractions, including relatively…