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Publications

03/01/12
Publication
Back to Basics: Fundamental Application of the Resource Guideline…

Provides examples of practice and strategies utilized by courts to address the best practices outlined in the Resource Guidelines and the Adoption and Permanency Guidelines. (October 2006).

03/01/12
Publication
Building a Better Collaboration: Facilitating Change in the Court…

It offers a framework for thinking about facilitating change in the child welfare system. Uses the experiences of Project Sites to illustrate ways in which these theoretical concepts can be implemented in the real world…

03/01/12
Publication
Building a Better Court: Measuring and Improving Court Performanc…

This Guide and its Companion Toolkit outline a process that courts can use to measure court performance and judicial workload. The Companion Toolkit is available in PDF and Word versions.

03/01/12
Publication
Empowering Families in Child Protection Cases: An Implementation…

Summarizes a process and outcome evaluation of the ‘Ohana Conferencing Model of family group decision-making, a conferencing project in operation since 1996.

03/01/12
Report
The El Paso, Texas 65th Judicial District Children's Court: Evalu…

Details findings of research which examined various innovative procedures and programs established in the El Paso Model Court.

03/01/12
Report
The Portland Model Court Expanded Second Shelter Hearing Process:…

Summarizes research conducted between April 2000 and August 2001 regarding the Multnomah County Juvenile Court’s second shelter hearing process.

03/01/12
Publication
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children: A Manual and…

Presents information necessary to effectively implement the ICPC. Provides instructional information to assist judges and court staff in teaching others about the Compact.

02/29/12
Publication
Ten Things Every Juvenile Court Judge Should Know About Trauma an…

This bulletin was published by NCJFCJ in 2010 and is a valuable source of information for juvenile court judges. The Bulletin is broken down into ten key components that every juvenile judge should consider as…

02/29/12
Bench Card
Reasonable Efforts Checklist for Dependency Cases Involving Domes…

Domestic violence in dependency cases often goes unrecognized and unaddressed. This checklist includes easy reference bench cards for judges to consult during removal, adjudication, disposition, review, permanency, and termination hearings involving domestic violence. It is…

02/28/12
Report
Resource Reallocation: The Clark County Experience

Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada, one of the ten demonstration sites, describes its experience and lessons learned in the process of applying resource reallocation to planning and implementing its graduated sanctions efforts. This is a…

03/30/08
Publication
Ensuring the Unique Needs of Dependency Courts are Met in Disaste…

In August and September 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused devastating damage to states along the Gulf Coast. Many judges, court personnel, child welfare workers, and service providers in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana responded heroically.…