The following resources are provided to help child advocates understand the juvenile justice system.
Publications - National CASA
Judges' Page Newsletter: A joint publication of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and National CASA. Recent topics include relative placements, children in court and the Fostering Connections to Success Act.
NCJFCJ Webinar: Seen and Heard: Involving Children in Court with Andrea Khoury, JD, American Bar Association Center for Children and the Law, and Elizabeth Whitney Barnes, JD, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 2012
Reasonable Efforts: Since the enactment of the Federal Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980, reasonable efforts has been a core concept in American child welfare and practice. Article authored by The Administration for Children and Families and reprinted from the Children's Bureau website.
ABA Center on Children and the Law The American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law: Improving children's lives through advances in law, justice, knowledge, practice and public policy.
Child and Family Services Reviews The Child and Family Services Reviews are designed to help the federal Department of Health and Human Service's Children's Bureau ensure that state welfare agencies are complying with federal child welfare requirements.
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