The Model Courts Project is sponsored by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. The council provides tools, training, and technical assistance to court systems to pilot-test and refine change efforts for courts and multiagency systems. Resources include State and local examples.
Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (PDF - 14,858 KB)
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (2016)
Provides historical information on the need for guidelines to improve courts’ handling of child abuse and neglect cases, an explanation of the revision process, and new key principles to enhance court practice in child abuse and neglect cases.
State and local examples
Model Courts Summit on Child Abuse & Neglect
Oregon Judicial Branch (2017)
Provides materials and resources on evidenced-based court practices, improving Oregon’s child safety system, achieving timely permanency, and family and youth engagement and involvement in case planning.