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10/22/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
5 Ways Juvenile and Family Court Judges Can Use Public Health Dat…

Juvenile and family court judges are leaders and conveners in their communities. Judges need information (data) to accomplish varied activities in their roles – from making individual-level decisions about evidence-based services to convening stakeholder groups…

09/28/20
Brief
Addressing Domestic Violence in Juvenile Dependency Mediation: Sp…

Juvenile dependency mediation is an evidence-based, best practice that focuses on the child’s best interest. It is a collaborative, non-adversarial conversation facilitated by specially trained neutral mediators in a secure, comfortable, and safe setting. This…

09/28/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Things to Know About Child Protection and Domestic Violence

Facing a child protection investigation is scary for any parent and even more for domestic violence survivors. A parent who uses violence against the other parent, not surprisingly, is often found to use violence against…

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…

09/21/20
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…

08/12/20
Report
Judge’s Action Alert: Leveraging Federal IV-E Funding to Suppor…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: the importance of this new source of federal funding; requirements for accessing IV-E funding; who is covered by this funding; judges’ roles in leveraging IV-E funding for children’s and parent’s…

08/12/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Judge’s Action Alert: Ensuring High-Quality Legal Representatio…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: key aspects of high-quality legal representation relevant to judges and courts; judges’ roles in promoting quality representation; funding considerations; challenges to providing high-quality representation and how judges can help address…

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…

08/06/20
Report
An Initial Study of the Second Judicial District Court’s (Washo…

In 2010, with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support critical cross-departmental and cross-system work, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges began work on the Multi-Court Collaboration…

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…