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08/01/17
Bench Card
Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency Proc…

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released the bench card Applying Principles of Adolescent Development in Delinquency…

08/01/17
Bench Card
Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Ge…

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) and the State Justice Institute (SJI), the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) released the bench card Access to Juvenile Justice Irrespective of Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression…

06/30/17
Publication
A Guide to the Guidelines: Practical Tips for Juvenile Drug Treat…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) created a blog series titled: A Guide to the Guidelines: Practical Tips for Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts to Implement. The series will provide juvenile drug treatment court professionals and teams…

04/25/17
Infographic
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…

04/24/17
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Deportation and Children

Although family courts and child welfare systems were created to protect families and to serve the best interests of children, recent immigration enforcement efforts have created an environment in which immigrant victims of domestic violence…

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…

03/03/17
Publication
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
Publication
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…

02/01/17
Publication
Best Practices for Residential Interventions for Youth and Their …

This guide is intended as a resource guide for judges and legal partners with involvement in the children’s dependency court system. Judges are responsible for critical legal decisions concerning the permanency, safety and well being…

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…