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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
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Judicial Awareness of Resilience in Family Court: Some Initial Co…

This is the second in a series of technical assistance briefs on resilience by the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody (RCDV:CPC), a project of the National Council of Juvenile and Family…

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…

06/16/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Dividing Retirement Benefits at Divorce

At the time you’re going through your divorce, retirement may be the last thing on your mind. However, retirement benefits are very valuable and can ensure your economic security in old age. It’s important to…

01/23/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Using Data in Domestic Violence Work: Spotlight on Legal Informat…

Navigating family court can be overwhelming, confusing, and stressful for families. Many people have financial barriers to accessing counsel, cannot qualify for traditional civil legal services, and are self-represented in their legal matters. The stress…

10/31/19
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Child Support When You're Afraid of the Other Parent

Do you want child support but are afraid of how your current or former partner/spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend may react to a child support case? Are you unsure about getting child support and want to know what protections…

10/17/19
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Implementation Sites Project

Through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) funding, the Implementation Sites Project was developed to replicate the infrastructure pioneered by the NCJFCJ Model Courts Project. Designated sites have committed to develop and…

10/01/19
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Identifying and Reinforcing Resiliency in Children Exposed to Mal…

This is the first in a series of technical assistance briefs on resiliency by the Resource Center on Domestic Violence: Child Protection and Custody, a project of the NCJFCJ. This brief focuses on clarifying and refining the…

07/18/19
Publication
Defining Child-Related Relief in Civil Protection Orders to Enhan…

Many communities around the country are implementing or considering the use of facilitated settlement processes and other forms of alternative dispute resolution in civil protection order cases, a practice that may be safe and beneficial…

07/09/19
Publication
Animal Cruelty Issues: What Juvenile and Family Court Judges Need…

The NCJFCJ and Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) co-hosted the Judicial Responses to Animal Cruelty Issues Convening in 2019. The Convening included participation from 10 judges from across the U.S.–eight judges who hear juvenile, child…

06/21/19
Publication
Assessing Trauma for Juvenile and Family Court Judges: From Devel…

Due to increased requests for assistance from courts and allied systems seeking to become more trauma-informed, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) developed a court trauma consultation protocol in 2013. Although…