This publication, developed from interviews with Resource Guidelines founders, and a review of relevant background material, provides an overview of the genesis of the Guidelines and, over the years, how it has been used to support and guide court and systems reform across the nation. (Winter 2009) Available by download only.
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) is pleased to release our newest publication — Improving Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging through a Race Equity Lens: A Toolkit for Juvenile and Family…
There are many avenues through which minor victims of trafficking enter the juvenile justice system. Due to the power and control exercised by their traffickers, victims are often forced or coerced to commit crimes they otherwise would not commit. Many victims of trafficking enter the criminal justice system for offenses committed as a direct result of their trafficking.
It is vital that any efforts to address child sex trafficking in our communities must include not only survivor input but also provide opportunities for survivors to lead this work. Survivor leaders are people who hold leadership positions within their field and/or provide guidance to other survivors. Organizations and individuals must be thoughtful about why, when, and how they engage survivor leaders in the work.