The following resources provide information about the ways that courts can play an important role in supporting the well-being of children and youth. This page features resources from the Administration for Children and Families; the Administration on Children, Youth and Families; and the Children's Bureau, its grantees, and its Training and Technical Assistance Network.
Educational Well-Being: Court Outcome Measures for Children in Foster Care (PDF - 109 KB)
Flango & Sydow (2011)
National Center for State Courts
Discusses the importance of measuring educational outcomes for children in foster care and presents a set of proposed education performance measures for tracking well-being and ultimately improving educational outcomes for children in care.
The Miami Child Well-Being Court Model: Building a Transformative, Judicially-Led, Systems Integration Approach to Meet the Needs and Improve Outcomes of Maltreated Young Children (PDF - 1,002 KB)
Katz, Lederman, Casanueva, & Fraser (2012)
Offers presentation slides from Family Drug Courts: National Symposium to Improve Family Recovery, Safety & Stability that discuss the implementation of the Miami Child Well-Being Court Model, which includes a child-centered model of systems integration focused on promoting the well-being of infants and young children involved with the courts and receiving child welfare services.
Well Being: Court Performance Measures for Children (PDF - 375 KB)
National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues (2011)
Explores the shared interests of the courts and child welfare agencies with regard to achieving safety and permanency for children in out-of-home care and developing concrete, court-related outcome measures. A webcast and list of proposed measures (PDF - 215 KB) are also available.