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05/18/15
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Creating a Human Trafficking Strategic Plan to Protect and Heal N…

Children are particularly vulnerable to human trafficking. When dealing with trafficking cases, child safety must guide all efforts: child victims must be protected, physically and psychologically, from their traffickers and provided with placements and services…

05/13/15
Synergy
Synergy, Vol. 18, No. 1

Volume 18, No. 1 of Synergy is dedicated to the topic of domestic child sex trafficking (DCST). Our lead article offers an overview of DCST and explores the dynamics of coercive control and the trafficking…

05/04/15
Report
Research Report: 2014 Child Abuse and Neglect Institute

A recurring training offered by the NCJFCJ is the Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI) which provides instruction in dependency court best practices for judicial officers who have either been newly assigned to child abuse…

05/04/15
Report
Research Report: Assessing Time-Certain Calendaring Dockets

There is not one nationally utilized method of calendaring dependency court cases. Rather, there are four common calendaring methods used to schedule these case types. These include (1) Block time, (2) Time-certain, (3) Combination of…

05/04/15
Report
Research Report: Assessing ICWA Compliance in Seattle, WA

In response to the high number of Native American children being removed from their homes, Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978. In 25 U.S. Code ยง 1902, Congress declared that the…

05/04/15
Report
Research Report: 2014 Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Institute Ev…

Domestic child sex trafficking (DCST) is a rising and multifaceted issue within the U.S. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), through funds from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention,…

05/04/15
Report
Research Report: Exploring Outcomes Related to Parent Representat…

The U.S. Constitution does not grant parents a right to legal counsel in the juvenile dependency system. However, most states have created statutes that provide parents with legal representation in juvenile dependency cases. Currently, Mississippi…

05/04/15
Report
When Systems Collaborate: How Three Jurisdictions Improved Their …

The National Center for Juvenile Justice, the NCJFCJ’s research division, has released the first in a new series of case-study publications supporting themes explored in the Juvenile Justice Geography, Policy, Practice, and Statistics website (JJGPS.org).When…

04/24/15
Report
Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2010

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Fact Sheet presents statistics on delinquency cases processed between 1985 and 2010 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction. From 1985 through 1997, the number of delinquency…

04/24/15
Report
Delinquency Cases Waived to Criminal Court, 2010

This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Fact Sheet presents estimates of the number of cases transferred from juvenile court to criminal court through the judicial waiver mechanism between 1985 and 2010. The…

03/30/15
Publication
Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family C…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges has released Preparing for a Trauma Consultation in Your Juvenile and Family Court. This guide, available online, outlines what courts need to know about a trauma…

01/08/15
Bench Card
Process Evaluation: Courts Catalyzing Change Preliminary Protecti…

The Courts Catalyzing Change: Achieving Equity and Fairness in Foster Care Initiative (CCC) brings together judicial officers and systems stakeholders to set a national agenda for court-based training, research and reform initiatives to reduce the…