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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…

06/19/19
Publication
The Evolving Role of the Prosecutor in Juvenile Drug Treatment Co…

In October 2018, the NCJFCJ convened a meeting of prosecutors working in juvenile drug treatment court (JDTC) teams across the country. They discussed the evolving roles of juvenile court prosecutors in drug treatment courts and…

06/12/19
Publication
Practical Tips to Help Juvenile Drug Treatment Court Teams Implem…

The In-Practice Tip Sheets are resources for Juvenile Drug Treatment Court (JDTC) teams and are meant to provide operational steps to implementing the JDTC Guidelines. This is not an exhaustive list of practice tips. Juvenile drug…

06/12/19
Publication
Individualizing Responses to Motivate Behavior Change in Youth: A…

Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts (JDTCs) have made strides in implementing evidence-based practices to improve program processes, services, and outcomes. These practices include using screening and assessment tools and substance use disorder treatment interventions specifically tailored…

05/29/19
Publication
Supplement to Civil Protection Orders: Community Supervision

In 2010, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) published Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (CPO Guide), which contains strategies for various disciplines involved in the civil protection order process. This…

05/28/19
Publication
Supplement to Civil Protection Orders: Court Staff/Court Administ…

In 2010, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) published Civil Protection Orders: A Guide for Improving Practice (CPO Guide), which contains strategies for various disciplines involved in the civil protection order process. This…

01/14/19
Publication
Domestic Child Sex Trafficking Series

Child sex trafficking occurs every day across the U.S. and can happen to any child. Children involved in child welfare and the juvenile justice system are particularly vulnerable to becoming victims. The NCJFCJ believes juvenile…

01/11/19
Publication
Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines

The NCJFCJ announced the release of the Enhanced Juvenile Justice Guidelines, the most recent update documenting the improvement of court practices in juvenile justice cases. Since 2005, with the original publication of Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving…

07/23/18
Bench Card
Addressing Bias in Delinquency and Child Welfare Systems

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, the NCJFCJ has created Addressing Bias in Delinquency and Child Welfare Systems, a bench card emphasizing that “eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in juvenile and family courts…

06/06/18
Report
Juvenile Court Statistics 2015

Juvenile Court Statistics 2015 draws on data from the National Juvenile Court Data Archive (Archive) to profile 884,900 delinquency cases and 100,000 petitioned status offense cases handled in 2015 by U.S. courts with juvenile jurisdiction.…

04/05/18
Bench Card
Ensuring Young People Are Not Criminalized for Poverty: Bails, Fe…

In partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center, the NCJFCJ has released this information card for judges in juvenile courts. Judges are uniquely positioned to eliminate the harms and hardships caused by the imposition of…