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03/20/12
Bench Card
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…

03/15/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Family Violence: Legislative Updates

Provide a state-by-state guide to domestic and family violence legislation passed in 1995 through 2015 sessions. Legislators, judges, attorneys, domestic violence coalitions, and others interested in state domestic and family violence legislation will find these…

03/15/12
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Child and Family Service Review Outcomes Strategies to Improve Do…

Unidentified domestic violence or unsafe intervention in domestic violence situations may contribute to poor outcomes for families. This guide was written to help stakeholders develop effective Program Improvement Plans for achieving safety, permanency, and well-being…

03/15/12
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A Guide for Effective Issuance and Enforcement of Protection Orde…

This publication, also known as the Burgundy Book, preceded Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (2010). Recognizing the need to promote enforcement of protection orders as a way to promote victim safety and…

03/15/12
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Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatmen…

This publication is the official policy of the NCJFCJ and sets forth principles and recommendations for improving the policies and practices of child protection services, domestic violence services, and juvenile courts. The five chapters contained…

03/15/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Managing Your Divorce: A Guide for Battered Women

This guide is intended to be used by battered women who are representing themselves, without an attorney, in court cases involving child custody. It includes chapters on finding an attorney, financial considerations, custody and divorce…

03/15/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Model Code on Domestic and Family Violence

The Model Code was drafted by a multidisciplinary Advisory Committee comprised of judges, battered women’s advocates, attorneys, law enforcement officers, and other professionals. The five chapters of the Model Code include General Provisions, Criminal Penalties…

03/15/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Family Violence: Improving Court Practice

Sets forth recommendations, which the NCJFCJ adopted as official policy, for improving court practices in family violence casesĀ and details the policies and procedures necessary to create and maintain an effective court, agency and community response…

03/01/12
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Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence

This Technical Assistance Brief, A Judicial Checklist for Children and Youth Exposed to Violence, provides accessible information along with a Checklist for use as a reference tool for judges and practitioners in juvenile and family…

03/01/12
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Domestic Violence Advocacy in Dependency Court: The Miami-Dade De…

Addresses co-occurring domestic violence and child maltreatment, by focusing on the design, implementation and daily operation of the Dependency Court Intervention Program for Family Violence.

02/29/12
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Full Faith and Credit: A Passport to Safety, A Judge's Guide

Full Faith and Credit: A Passport to Safety, A Judge’s Guide (Passport to Safety) was developed in 1999 as part of the Office on Violence Against Women’s comprehensive effort to assist states, tribes, and territories…

02/29/12
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Checklist to Promote Perpetrator Accountability in Dependency Ca…

This publication is known as the Accountability Checklist and was developed to guide judges in holding perpetrators of domestic violence accountability and ensure that efforts to reach fathers will foster the safety and well-being of…