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02/22/23
Publication
Four Ways That Courts Can Actively Engage Children and Youth Invo…

Children and youth often have little or no power over important aspects of their lives that are impacted by court involvement. Judges and other court professionals need to engage authentically, meaningfully, and directly with children…

01/11/23
Bench Card
Child Sex Trafficking On-Ramps and Off-Ramps Fact Sheet and Infog…

This infographic and fact sheet were developed in conversation with youth survivors and 39 stakeholders who provide training and/or technical assistance on child sexual exploitation and youth interventions across the country. These resources are intended…

12/13/22
Publication
How to Facilitate a Discussion about Child Sexual Exploitation in…

How to Facilitate a Discussion about Child Sexual Exploitation in Your Community: A Facilitation Guide (Facilitation Guide) is a publication of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ). This material is made…

12/12/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
How Child Welfare Courts Use the Enhanced Resource Guidelines to …

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) published the Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practices in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (Enhanced Resource Guidelines) to provide guidance to judges on all stages…

12/12/22
Publication
Judicial Leadership and Key Tenets for Improving Outcomes for Fam…

In collaboration with the State Justice Institute and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), the publication Judicial Leadership and Key Tenets for Improving Outcomes for Families Impacted by Substance Use Disorders…

10/10/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Judicial – Academic Partnerships For Juvenile Drug Treatment Co…

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) has released a technical assistance bulletin about the relationships between judicial and academic partnerships. Judicial – Academic Partnerships For Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: A Technical…

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…

05/15/22
Publication
Courting Judicial Excellence in Juvenile Justice: A 50-State Stud…

Juvenile court judges are the most important public figures in the juvenile justice system—their decisions impact whether hundreds of thousands of youth each year become court involved and for how long, whether they are involuntarily…

02/22/22
Publication
Improving Safety and Privacy in Civil Protection Order Cases: In-…

Many litigants seek court-ordered safety measures to prevent and mitigate violence and abuse in their lives. While courts implement general safety measures to address public health concerns, special considerations may be needed to ensure safety…

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…