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10/24/17
Publication
Trauma-Informed Classrooms

The impact of students’ life experiences on their behavior has garnered increasing attention as schools strive to develop more supportive academic environments that address the needs of at-risk youth and facilitate continued academic engagement. Few…

10/23/17
Publication
Collecting Data and Sharing Information to Improve School-Justice…

Juvenile courts nationwide handle cases referred by schools for truancy or behavioral incidents. Since 2012, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) have trained jurisdictions on strategies and policies to reduce the…

10/09/17
Publication
Disrupting School-Justice Pathways for Youth with Behavioral Heal…

Throughout the 1990s, the rise of zero-tolerance school discipline policies resulted in the widespread adoption of strict and mandatory responses for a large range of misbehavior in school. An unintended consequence of these policies and…

10/09/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
The Intersection of Juvenile Courts and Exclusionary School Disci…

Prior to the passage of the Gun Free Zone Act of 1994 (GFZA), school administrators and educators were largely responsible for addressing student misbehavior in schools. However, since the implementation of GFZA, an increasing number…

09/20/17
Publication
A Snapshot of the Implementation Sites Project

Through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funding, the NCJFCJ’s Implementation Sites Project provides specialized training and technical assistance to help integrate best practices as outlined in the Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in…

09/20/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
10 Things to Know About Family Court

If you are the victim of domestic violence and need legal help, this guide contains some basic information about family court. While a lawyer who knows about domestic violence is the best person to help, many survivors cannot find or…

09/06/17
Report
Process Evaluation of Nevada’s Statewide Dependency Mediation P…

Nevada’s experience with mediation in dependency and termination of parental rights cases began in the Second Judicial District Court, Washoe County and goes back more than a decade to the early 2000s. In 2013, the…

09/06/17
Report
Process Evaluation of the Second Judicial District Court’s Depe…

The Second Judicial District Court of Nevada in Washoe County implemented a mediation program in late 2011 to support parents and stakeholders in the child abuse and neglect court system and help resolve contested matters…

09/06/17
Report
Outcome Evaluation of the Second Judicial District Court’s Depe…

In August 2011, the Second Judicial District Court of Nevada in Washoe County implemented a dependency mediation program. The overarching goal of the mediation program is to reduce the time to permanency for children. The…

08/11/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
La Deportación y los Niños

Aunque las cortes de familia y los sistemas para el bienestar de menores fueron creados para proteger a las familias y para servir el mejor interés de los/as menores, los esfuerzos recientes para hacer cumplir…

08/04/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
10 Maneras de Encontrar Ayuda para su Caso

Si usted es víctima de violencia doméstica y necesita ayuda legal, esta guía le ayudará a encontrar a alguien que le pueda ayudar con su caso. Puede que un abogado con conocimiento en violencia doméstica sea la mejor persona para ayudarle.…

08/04/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
10 Pasos para Presentar Evidencia en la Corte

Cuando vaya al tribunal, le dará información (llamada “evidencia”) a un/a juez/a que decidirá su caso. Esta evidencia puede incluir información que usted u otra persona le dice al juez (“testimonio”) y también cosas como emails y mensajes de texto, documentos,…