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.
Model Courts Strive for Measurable Improvements in Well-Being
Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) (2013)
Provides information on short-term improvement goals and focused attention on court practices throughout the United States. The webpage highlights two specific model courts projects.
Child Abuse and Neglect Model Court Profiles
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Provides information and resources on local and statewide mentor model courts across the country.
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.
What Is Model Court?
Provides information on the Livingston County Model Court Program and links to additional resources.