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10/27/14
Report
Juvenile Court Statistics 2011

Juvenile Court Statistics 2011 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile more than 1.2 million delinquency cases and 116,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2011 by U.S. courts…

10/15/14
Publication
Project ONE: Spotlight on the Inaugural All-Sites Meeting

This brief serves as a summary of a foundational event in the life of the Project ONE initiative—the All- Sites meeting held in Reno, Nev. May 2014. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court…

09/12/14
Publication
School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System Project: A Practic…

The NCJFCJ has published this guide as part of a larger project addressing school discipline referrals to the juvenile justice system. The project aims to reduce the number of referrals to the juvenile justice system…

09/11/14
Bench Card
Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective

Reasonable Efforts: A Judicial Perspective, written by NCJFCJ Past President Judge Leonard Edwards (Ret.), is a publication made possible by the generous support of Casey Family Programs and Philanthropic Ventures Foundation. From the Foreword by…

08/30/14
Publication
School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System: The Context for a…

The NCJFCJ has published a Technical Assistance Bulletin on the School Pathways to the Juvenile Justice System: A Context for a Practice Guide for Courts and Schools as part of a larger project addressing school…

06/23/14
Report
Research Report: 2013 Child Abuse and Neglect Institute in Atlant…

The Child Abuse and Neglect Institute (CANI) is a week-long training program that provides instruction in dependency court best practices for judicial officers who have been recently assigned to child abuse and neglect cases. Since…

06/18/14
Report
Reasonable Efforts in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases that Involve …

Researchers and professionals in the field have known for years that domestic violence and child maltreatment often co-occur in families. The extent to which this happens is hard to estimate, with early studies indicating overlaps…

05/09/14
Report
King County Mediation Program Assessment: Phase III

King County, Washington implemented a pilot mediation program for its juvenile dependency court in 2009. The purpose of this program was to improve efficience of case processing for families and stakeholders in the dependency system.…

05/07/14
Publication
Parents for Parents Outcome Evaluation: Additional Examination of…

Peer-to-peer models have been demonstrated a successful intervention in a variety of disciplines. The Parent for Parent (P4P) model uses veteran parents to assist families that are just entering the dependency system navigate through it…

02/28/14
Report
Measuring Compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act: An Assess…

The NCJFCJ is committed to helping state courts achieve full ICWA compliance. A new resource is now available to the courts (or Court Improvement Programs) to help achieve this goal. Measuring Compliance with the Indian Child…

02/27/14
Report
Juvenile Arrests 2011

OJJDP has released Juvenile Arrests 2011. This bulletin draws on data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program. Using UCR data that local law enforcement agencies across the country provide,…

11/04/13
Publication
Seen, Heard, and Engaged: A Process Evaluation for Children in Co…

This technical assistance bulletin provides guidance for Youth in Court programs in evaluating protocols and processes. It is a companion to the Seen, Heard, and Engaged: Children in Dependency Court Hearings publication released in 2012. For courts…