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10/22/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
5 Ways Juvenile and Family Court Judges Can Use Public Health Dat…

Juvenile and family court judges are leaders and conveners in their communities. Judges need information (data) to accomplish varied activities in their roles – from making individual-level decisions about evidence-based services to convening stakeholder groups…

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…

09/22/20
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…

09/22/20
Bench Card
Collateral Consequences of Juvenile Court Involvement: Obstacles …

This bench card, created in partnership by the NCJFCJ and the National Juvenile Defender Center and funded by the State Justice Institute, is intended to assist judges in considering the consequences of juvenile court involvement that…

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…

08/12/20
Report
Judge’s Action Alert: Leveraging Federal IV-E Funding to Suppor…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: the importance of this new source of federal funding; requirements for accessing IV-E funding; who is covered by this funding; judges’ roles in leveraging IV-E funding for children’s and parent’s…

08/12/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
Judge’s Action Alert: Ensuring High-Quality Legal Representatio…

This Judge’s Action Alert highlights: key aspects of high-quality legal representation relevant to judges and courts; judges’ roles in promoting quality representation; funding considerations; challenges to providing high-quality representation and how judges can help address…

08/11/20
Annual Report
Reflection & Redefinition: Annual Report 2019

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges’ (NCJFCJ) 2019 Annual Report, Reflection & Redefinition, looks back at the extraordinary achievements of the NCJFCJ in 2019. The members of the NCJFCJ are the driving…

08/06/20
Report
An Initial Study of the Second Judicial District Court’s (Washo…

In 2010, with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support critical cross-departmental and cross-system work, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges began work on the Multi-Court Collaboration…

08/05/20
Publication
Spotlight on Promising Practices Around Civil Protection Orders: …

Civil Protection Orders can be a powerful remedy for victims of domestic and sexual violence and stalking. However, when orders are not enforced, they can seem like nothing more than a piece of paper. Ensuring…

07/21/20
Infographic
Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Adolescents and Adult…

Family and juvenile justice system professionals have inadequate knowledge and training on medication-assisted treatment (MAT) as an effective, evidenced-based treatment for opioid use disorders (OUD); when they limit or prohibit adults or adolescents with OUD…

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…