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08/01/16
Bench Card
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
Report
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…

06/06/16
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…

05/26/16
Publication
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…

04/11/16
Publication
First National Summit on Trauma and the Courts: Creating a Commun…

The First National Summit on Trauma and the Courts: Creating a Community of Healing was held on August 5-6, 2015 at the Semi J. and Ruth W. Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education,…

11/25/15
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Measuring Subsequent Offending in Juvenile Probation

This StateScan publication is the 6th in a series that distills important knowledge from National Center for Juvenile Justice’s new Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website. The authors organize results from an online…

11/25/15
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Juvenile Competency Procedures

This is the 1st in a new series intended to support National Center for Juvenile Justice’s Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice & Statistics website development effort. The first StateScan publication released for the project addresses…

09/11/15
Brief
Understanding and Using Brief Interventions in the Juvenile Justi…

It continues to be a persistent struggle for juvenile justice professionals to accurately identify youth who suffer from substance use and abuse and to effectively refer those youth to the appropriate level of services. This…

09/10/15
Report
Juvenile Court Statistics 2013

Juvenile Court Statistics 2013 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile nearly 1.1 million delinquency cases and 109,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2013 by U.S. courts with…

08/12/15
Publication
A Trauma Primer for Juvenile Probation and Juvenile Detention Sta…

Juvenile justice probation and detention workers play an important role in helping system-involved youth and families navigate justice and social service systems; achieving goals of accountability, competency, and community safety; and promoting safety, self-determination, and…

07/13/15
Report
National Summit on Courts and the Military - 2015 Final Report

Under the auspices and leadership of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, a first-ever National Summit on Courts and the Military was convened in March 2015 at the U.S. Infantry Museum outside…

05/18/15
Publication
Missing Children, State Care, and Child Sex Trafficking: Engaging…

This technical assistance brief is a publication of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children®. Juvenile and family court judges have an enormous responsibility for…