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03/22/17
Bench Card
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…

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,…

12/05/16
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Guiding…

Vision 21: Linking Systems of Care for Children and Youth Demonstration Initiative’s Guiding Principles are designed to guide efforts to develop and better align all of the systems of care that respond to the needs of…

11/14/16
Publication
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
Bench Card
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…

10/26/16
Publication
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…

10/13/16
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…

10/04/16
Synergy
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…

09/28/16
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…

09/26/16
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…

09/26/16
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…

09/18/16
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Child Protection Investigations (CPI) Project

A Technical Assistance Brief: Spotlight on the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence.