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09/26/12
Report
Calculating Juvenile Dependency Judicial Workload

This Technical Assistance Brief can be used to answer two questions. First, how can jurisdictions fully account for the time that judicial officers dedicate to juvenile dependency cases? Second, how many judicial officers does a jurisdiction…

09/19/12
Report
Oregon State Disproportionality Profiles

In 2011, the Permanency Planning for Children Department calculated rates of disproportionality in foster care for each state and published the Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletin. The report showed…

09/19/12
Report
Racial Disproportionality in Child Welfare: False Logic and Dange…

Disproportionality and disparities in child welfare appear to be widely recognized, if not fully understood, phenomena. There is often disagreement on how to interpret or find meaning in the empirical evidence that supports the existence…

09/19/12
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Assessing the Relationship Between Efficiency and Effectiveness i…

Prior NCJFCJ research suggests that lower judicial workloads are related to timely permanency in juvenile dependency cases. This important finding could be expanded upon by exploring measures of effectiveness and efficiency. This Research Memo seeks…

09/19/12
Report
Parents for Parents Outcome Evaluation

The purpose of this assessment is to examine the effects of King County’s Parents for Parents Program on engaging parents in the dependency process and case processing timeliness. The evaluation found that participation in Dependency…

09/19/12
Publication
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
Report
Washington Workload Site Assessment: Spokane

In partnership with the Washington Administrative Office of the Courts, the NCJFCJ conducted a judicial workload assessment in Washington State. The assessment identified Spokane County as having adequate judicial resources to meet current workload demands and…

09/19/12
Report
Judicial Workload in Washington State

This report utilizes a new juvenile dependency judicial workload calculation to generate an estimate of current judicial resources and judicial resource needs in each jurisdiction in Washington state. Researchers found that the majority of Washington’s…

09/19/12
Report
Evaluation of the Parents for Parents Program in King County, Was…

This process evaluation of the King County Parents for Parents Program (P4P) examines the program’s efficacy and suggests areas for continued improvement. The evaluation has five objectives: describe the components of the P4P; describe the participants in…

09/19/12
Report
King County Mediation Program Assessment: Phase II

This assessment builds on a previous study of King County’s Mediation Pilot program (which can be found here). The current study expands upon earlier findings by adding additional cases to the sample and following cases…

09/19/12
Publication
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…

09/19/12
Report
Measuring Judicial Work in Dependency Cases: Lessons Learned from…

This Technical Assistance Brief details the research design and the ground-breaking methodology used to measure judicial workload in King, Spokane, and Mason Counties, and also provides an initial snapshot of workload findings.