This bulletin was published by NCJFCJ in 2010 and is a valuable source of information for juvenile court judges. The Bulletin is broken down into ten key components that every juvenile judge should consider as they deal with youth in the juvenile justice system.
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.