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12/02/22
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…

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…

07/25/22
Bench Card
Dividing Retirement Benefits at Divorce Bench Card

A retirement benefit can be a major asset in a divorce and may be the key to providing financial security to a domestic violence survivor. To effectively divide this asset, though, federal and state provisions…

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…

02/10/22
Publication
Firearms and Civil Protection Orders: Answers to Judges' Frequent…

This document answers frequently asked questions relating to firearms and civil protection orders. Main topics include enforcement of jurisdiction and federal protection order laws, suggested collaboration efforts, information regarding a respondent’s access to firearms, addressing…

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…

10/25/21
Case Law Update
Domestic Violence Rebuttable Presumption: Case Law Update 2018-20…

This document contains summaries of published state court decisions of interest related to a rebuttable presumption against awarding sole or joint custody to a parent who has engaged in domestic violence against the other parent.…

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…

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…

03/29/21
Technical Assistance Bulletin
COVID-19 and Abuse in Later Life The Impact and What Judges and C…

The impact of the pandemic on older adults cannot be overstated. While much is still unknown about the virus, the research is clear that it affects older adults more severely. The mortality rate for patients…

03/22/21
Case Law Update
Civil Protection Order: Case Law Update for 2019

This document contains summaries of published state court decisions of interest related to civil protection orders, their issuance, and their enforcement for the year 2019. While most of these summaries are brief, containing only the…