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11/04/13
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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…

10/23/13
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Tribal Engagement Strategies: Establishing and Sustaining Connect…

Meaningful collaboration has been defined as an ongoing process in which “courts and agencies identify and work toward shared goals and activities to increase the safety, permanency, and well-being of children in the child welfare system.” This…

02/28/13
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Key Principles for Permanency Planning for Children

Judging in juvenile court is specialized and complex, going beyond the traditional role of the judge. Juvenile court judges, as the gatekeepers to the foster care system and guardians of the original problem solving court,…

09/28/12
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A Three-Pronged Approach to Addressing Racial Disproportionality …

Disproportionality and disparities in the treatment of children of color have been a growing concern in the child welfare system. Nationally, the primary concern is the overrepresentation of African American children within the child welfare…

09/19/12
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Effects of Parental and Attorney Involvement on Reunification in…

Individuals in the dependency system believe that it is important to have parties present at early decision-making hearings without much empirical support. This paper examines how involvement of mothers, fathers, and their respective legal representatives…

09/19/12
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Judicial Workload in Washington State Dependency Cases

In 2007, the NCJFCJ partnered with the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts to begin conducting a multi-year assessment of juvenile dependency practice (Washington Workload Study). The goal of the project was to assess judicial…

09/17/12
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Project ONE Key Principles

The NCJFCJ continues to be a leader in advancing the use of effective multi-system responses to youth and families. In 2010, with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support critical…

09/11/12
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The Lens of Implicit Bias

This article looks at the bias with which people view the world, how that bias impacts decisions and how to reduce the implicit bias in our decision-making, in juvenile and family justice.

08/30/12
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Seen, Heard, and Engaged: Children in Dependency Court Hearings

This technical assistance bulletin was designed to provide information, guidance, and aspirational practice recommendations to dependency courts and dependency court judges with regard to bringing children to court for hearings related to their own dependency cases. It is…

03/30/12
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The NIS-4: What It All Means (and Doesn't Mean)

This Technical Assistance Brief summarizes the findings from the most recent iteration of the National Incidence Study (NIS-4) and examines some of the differences from previous iterations, considers the implications of the study and these differences,…

03/30/12
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Model Court Protocol: Leadership, Innovation, and Accountability

Developed, managed, and guided by the NCJFCJ, Model Court jurisdictions engage in cutting-edge local, statewide, and national program, policy, and initiative development. This Technical Assistance Brief outlines the expectations of Model Courts as they continually…

03/20/12
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A Practice Guide: Making Child Support Orders Realistic and Enfor…

In 2005, the NCJFCJ received funding from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement to provide state court judges and other judicial officers with practical, easy-to-use tools that facilitate realistic and…