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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…

09/22/20
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…

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…

06/29/20
Report
Second National Summit on Courts and Military-Connected Families:…

The NCJFCJ held the Second National Summit on Courts and Military-Connected Families (Summit) September 23-24, 2019, at the Saber and Quill Conference Center, Fort Knox, KY. The one-and-a-half-day Summit brought together members and staff of…

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…

06/04/20
Technical Assistance Bulletin
The Role of Defense Attorneys in Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts: …

In October 2018 and March 2019, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) conducted focus groups with juvenile defense attorneys from around the country who represent youth in juvenile drug treatment courts…

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…

10/01/19
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…

10/01/19
Fact Sheet
20 Facts for Domestic Violence Awareness Month - October 2019

June 22, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence & Child Maltreatment Cases: Guidelines for Policy and Practice aka the Greenbook. For more than 20 years, it has been the…

07/23/19
Publication
Juvenile Court Statistics 2017

Juvenile Court Statistics 2017 presents data on delinquency and status offense cases handled by courts with juvenile jurisdiction in 2017. National estimates are presented on 818,900 delinquency cases and 87,900 petitioned status offense cases handled…

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…