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04/27/21
Publication
Seeing What’s Underneath: A Resource for Understanding Behavior…

Juvenile court can be a stressful environment— for everyone. But for court-involved youth, it can also be embarrassing, confusing, and traumatic. Youth may fail to meet adults’ expectations to be respectful and compliant or to…

02/25/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
The Indian Child Welfare Act and Active Efforts: Past and Present

Congress passed the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) in 1978 to address the widespread practice of state entities removing American Indian and Alaskan Native children from their homes and families. Congress found “an alarmingly high…

09/22/20
Publication
Strategies for Engaging Youth and Families with Lived Experiences

Juvenile and family court professionals should work to positively impact the children and families involved in the justice system. Engaging people who have past involvement in the juvenile and family justice system can positively impact…

09/22/20
Bench Card
Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement: Obstacles …

This bench card, created in partnership by the NCJFCJ and the National Juvenile Defender Center and funded by the State Justice Institute, is intended to assist judges in considering the consequences of juvenile court involvement that…

09/21/20
Publication
Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Child Welfare Workers' Companion Gu…

This Child Welfare Caseworkers’ Companion Guide to the NCJFCJ’s ENHANCED RESOURCE GUIDELINES has been developed with the goal of improving caseworker hearing practice in child abuse and neglect cases generally, but also with a focus on improving…

09/11/20
Brief
Faith, Immigration, and Domestic Violence: Concepts for Working w…

This brief publication provides introductory guidance on the intersection between faith, immigration, and domestic violence. This information is important for both advocates and court professionals, as many immigrant survivors of domestic violence turn to their…

09/11/20
Brief
The Impact of Domestic Violence in the Child Welfare System: Key …

This tip sheet provides key points for court professionals, advocates, and social workers on some of the most common ways that immigrant families in the child welfare system are affected by domestic violence and how…

09/11/20
Brief
Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence: Tips for Child Welfare Wo…

Child welfare workers should be sensitive to the unique needs of victims of domestic violence who experience trauma from migration. Immigrant and refugee populations may have experienced severe trauma during migration, including physical and sexual…

08/11/20
Annual Report
Reflection & Redefinition: Annual Report 2019

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) 2019 Annual Report, Reflection & Redefinition, looks back at the extraordinary achievements of the NCJFCJ in 2019. The members of the NCJFCJ are the driving…

08/05/20
Publication
Spotlight on Promising Practices Around Civil Protection Orders: …

Civil Protection Orders can be a powerful remedy for victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking. However, when orders are not enforced, they can seem like nothing more than a piece of paper. Ensuring…

07/21/20
Infographic
Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Adolescents and Adult…

Family and juvenile justice system professionals have inadequate knowledge and training on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as an effective, evidenced-based treatment for opioid use disorders (OUD); when they limit or prohibit adults or adolescents with OUD…

07/02/20
Report
National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking: Lo…

The National Judicial Institute on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking (NJIDCST) trainings by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) were held between 2014-2018. The NJIDCST hosted seven national training events, to provide…