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10/06/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Judge’s Action Alert: Judges’ Roles in Promoting Youth-Center…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: Defines youth-centered legal permanency. Highlights how legal permanency options for youth are changing to be more youth-centered. Explains how judges can support youth-centered legal permanency. Highlights brain science research as it relates…

08/23/22
Infographic
New Fact Sheet by NCJJ shows Youths Arrests for Violent Crime in …

Charles Puzzanchera from the National Center for Juvenile Justice (NCJJ) recently designed and implemented a new OJJDP/NIJ fact sheet titled Trends in Youth Arrests for Violent Crimes. The publication was accomplished under the direction of…

08/22/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Targeted Resource Mapping Toolkit: Six Strategies to Fill Communi…

NCJFCJ partnered with judicially-led court sites to engage in Targeted Resource Mapping to document the continuum of services available for children and families affected by OUDs and other SUDs. As a result of that work, the NCJFCJ…

02/10/22
Publication
Custody and Parenting Time Orders: Compliance Monitoring and Enfo…

This document provides a set of suggested practices and strategies for consideration by courts seeking to improve compliance with custody and parenting time orders. Main topics include exercising judicial leadership, crafting orders with enforceability and…

12/01/21
Curriculum
Putting Children and Families First in Dependency Case Management…

The curriculum helps courts assess their adherence to principles of case management and scheduling and investigate research-supported strategies for increasing effective case management in dependency cases. The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges…

06/01/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Judge’s Action Alert: How Judges Can Support Family Reunificati…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: benefits of parent–resource parent partnerships  key elements of successful parent–resource parent partnerships  how parent partners can help bridge the gap between parents and resource parents  how judges can support parent–resource parent partnerships;…

05/19/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Infant-Toddler Court Program: Tip Sheet for Trauma-Responsive Cou…

Trauma responsive courts embrace a universal precaution model, which assumes that all children, families, and court stakeholders could have a history of exposure to trauma prior to court involvement. In collaboration with the National Child…

05/13/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Targeted Resource Mapping Toolkit: Mapping Resources Along a Cont…

In 2019, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) received funding support from the State Justice Institute (SJI) to manage the Children and Opioids in State Courts Project. The project design included…

05/13/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Children and Opioids in State Courts Project: Lessons Learned in …

In 2019, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) received funding support from the State Justice Institute (SJI) to work with juvenile and family courts across the country to address the effects…

04/26/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Courts: A Tool for Improving Outc…

The St. Louis County Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) Court in Duluth, Minnesota, currently led by Judge Sally Tarnowski, is a dedicated docket of child welfare hearings involving Indian children as confirmed or presumed by…

04/21/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Supporting Remote Family Time During the Pandemic and Beyond: The…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: trends in use of remote family time by the legal child welfare community during the pandemic;  benefits and drawbacks of using remote family time approaches;  keys to effective remote family time;  how…

02/25/21
Report
Judge's Action Alert: Supporting School Stability for Children in…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights:  Why prioritizing education is important for children in foster care  Critical education issues for children in foster care  Who is involved in advocating for the education of children in foster care …