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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…

08/17/22
Publication
Civil Protection Orders: Strategies for Safe and Effective Servic…

For civil protection orders to be enforced, they must first be served on the respondent. While most states require that protection orders be personally served on the respondent, this can often prove to be a…

08/16/22
Resolution
NCJFCJ and AFCC Approve Statement on Parent-Child Contact Problem…

The Boards of Directors of both the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts have approved a Joint Statement on Parent-Child Contact Problems. The statement accomplishes several…

07/14/22
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Justice for Families Technical Assistance Brief: What To Do When …

This brief offers practical tips for visitation and exchange arrangements, suggestions for terms to include in the custody order or parenting plan, and overarching principles to keep in mind when tailoring an order to the…

07/11/22
Publication
A Preliminary Look at COVID Impacts on Juvenile, Family, and Trib…

This preliminary study developed for the State Justice Institute( SJI) by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) attempted to take an initial look at the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on…

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…

10/22/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
5 Ways Prosecuting Attorneys and Public Defenders Can Use Public …

The relationship between prosecuting attorneys and public defenders is adversarial in nature. However, due to the rise of problem-solving courts and the use of multi-disciplinary teams, this relationship has become less adversarial. Most common are…

10/13/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Civil Protection Order Process: Considerations for Safe and Effec…

The public health emergency created by the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged courts and communities in unprecedented ways. Of particular concern are the sometimes insurmountable obstacles that many victims of domestic violence and their children encounter…

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…

09/22/20
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…

10/31/18
Technical Assistance Bulletin
State Custody Statutes Relevant to Domestic Violence

This chart shows statutes for all 50 states and the District of Columbia involving child custody and domestic violence. The chart is current as of 10/31/2018.