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The Judicial Institute on Adolescent Relationship Abuse Curriculum Excerpts and Exercises
Research confirms that as many as one in five adolescent females and one in ten adolescent males have been abused physically or sexually by a dating partner.
FVD-73
 
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RESOURCE GUIDELINES: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse & Neglect Cases
Guides juvenile and family courts in assessing and implementing improvements in the handling of child abuse and neglect cases.
CAN-01
 
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Adoption and Permanency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
Guides juvenile and family courts in assessing and implementing improvements in the handling of child abuse and neglect cases through the termination of parental rights and adoption process.
CAN-02
 
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Exploring the Evidence: The Value of Juvenile Drug Courts
This TODAY Magazine Article explores the current evidence on the efficacy of Juvenile Drug Courts and the Juvenile Drug Court Model - The Sixteen Strategies.
JDC-01
 
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Juvenile Delinquency Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Juvenile Delinquency Cases
In an effort to set forth the essential elements of effective practice in juvenile delinquency cases, the publication identifies 16 key principles for juvenile delinquency courts, as well as recommended best practices throughout the juvenile delinquency court process • from determining whether a case should in fact enter the system, to whether the youth should remain under juvenile court jurisdiction or be transferred to criminal court, and to post-disposition review of the reentry process when the youth returns to the community.
JDG-01
 
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Building a Better Collaboration: Facilitating Change in the Court and Child Welfare System
Offers a framework for thinking about facilitating change in the child welfare system.
CAN-24
 
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A Practice Guide: Making Child Support Orders Realistic and Enforceable
In 2005, the NCJFCJ received funding from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement to provide state court judges and other judicial officers with practical, easy-to-use tools that facilitate realistic and enforceable child support orders and strengthen the ability of the nation's child support enforcement (Title IV-D) programs to collect support on behalf of children and families.
FL-03
 
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Right from the Start: The Courts Catalyzing Change Preliminary Protective Hearing Benchcard, A Tool for Judicial Decision-Making
The Courts Catalyzing Change: Achieving Equity and Fairness in Foster Care Initiative (CCC) brings together judicial officers and other systems’ experts focuses on reducing the disproportionate representation of children of color in dependency court systems.
CAN-67
 
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Technical Assistance Bulletin: Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletin
The NCJFCJ recently released a Technical Assistance Bulletin which identifies the disproportionality rates for all states and select Model Courts across the country. Utilizing 2009 Adoption and Foster Care Reporting System (AFCARS) and 2010 census data, the Disproportionality Rates for Children of Color in Foster Care Technical Assistance Bulletin provides the most current estimates of racial disproportionality.
CAN-69
 
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*Funded by OJJDP award #2009-MU-MU-K001

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Seen, Heard, and Engaged: Children in Dependency Court Hearings
This technical assistance bulletin was designed to provide information, guidance, and aspirational practice recommendations to dependency courts and dependency court judges with regard to bringing children to court for hearings related to their own dependency cases.
CAN-70
 
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