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Court Resources


NCJFCJ/CLP Today Innovative Courts Series

Practice Standards

ABA Judicial Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

NCJFCJ Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

Systems Change Resources

Measuring Child Welfare Court Performance: Review of Resources

This report summarizes information about the types and range of measures developed to assess court, judicial, and attorney performance in child welfare cases and used to study child welfare court processes and judicial and attorney practices’ impact on child welfare case outcomes. The report will inform the development of performance measures for the Judicial, Court, and Attorney Measures of Performance (JCAMP) project.

CFSR Spotlight Series for the Legal and Judicial Communities

This series spotlights 4 topics for the legal and judicial communities drawn from the CFSR Round 3 Report for Legal and Judicial Communities, which summarizes states’ performance in meeting safety, permanency, and well-being needs of children and families as a result of the federal Child and Family Services Reviews (CFSRs) conducted between 2015 and 2018.

Capacity Building Center for Courts Quick Sheets Series

This series provides succinct guidance around system improvement. These cover steps in system change, tools and approaches such as surveys and court observation, and system change perspectives for key substantive areas.