The Judicial, Court, and Attorney Measures of Performance (JCAMP) were developed to help child welfare, legal, and other professionals understand and improve child welfare court practices. Individuals (e.g., judges, attorneys, court administrators) and organizations (e.g., court improvement programs, attorney organizations) can use the JCAMP performance measures for child welfare court and systems improvement.  

The JCAMP measures were developed using a set of guiding principles and focus on court and professional practice and family experience across five categories: family engagement, due process, high-quality legal representation, safety, and permanency.

To guide efforts toward eliminating bias in child welfare court practices, JCAMP suggests breaking down data by race and ethnicity to better understand how outcomes vary by group. Child welfare system involvement results in disparate outcomes for some families, including African American families and American Indian/Alaska Native families. To address this, the JCAMP materials feature “Equity Insight” boxes in areas where equitable implementation of data collection and analysis should be considered. Addressing differential experiences helps improve outcomes for all.  

Use these resources to learn more about how JCAMP can promote equity and continuous quality improvement in court practices. Adjust the filters below to refine your list of resources.

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