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IM-18-04

FY 2018 funding for state title IV-E/IV-B agencies to develop an electronic interstate case processing system
Published: August 23, 2018
Author: Children’s Bureau An Office of the Administration of Children and Families
Information: This Information Memorandum (IM) notifies states that the Children’s Bureau is disbursing funding provided under section 437(g) of the Act as an increase in the title IV-B subpart 2 Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program allocation to support an electronic interstate case-processing system to expedite interstate placements of children in foster, guardianship or adoptive homes, and to provide an example of such an electronic interstate system.

A 21st Century Developmentally Appropriate Juvenile Probation Approach

Published: 2018
Author(s): Schwartz, Robert G.
Journal Name: Juvenile and Family Court Journal v. 69, 1, Winter 2018, p. 41-54
Information: …Many of the principles and goals in this paper have been endorsed by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ), which “supports and is committed to juvenile probation systems that conform to the latest knowledge of adolescent development and adolescent brain science,” and which “recommends that courts cease imposing ‘conditions of probation’ and instead support probation departments’ developing, with families and youth, individualized case plans that set expectations and goals.”

Kids Pay the Price: How Discriminatory Adoption and Foster Care Laws Harm Children

Published: 2018
Information: This fact sheet explains seven States currently have laws that allow adoption and foster care agencies to make decisions for children in their care based on religious beliefs rather than on the best interests of the child. It is argued that these laws create a license to discriminate and allow agencies to refuse to consider well-qualified prospective families for child placement— and still receive government funding….Examples of the impact of these laws are described and recommendations are made for prohibiting federally funded adoption and foster care agencies from discriminating against children in care or potential parents based on sexual orientation, gender, or marital status.

NCJFCJ Resolution Addressing The Needs Of Homeless Youth And Families In Juvenile And Family Courts

Published: 2018
Journal Name: Juvenile and Family Court Journal v. 69, 1, Winter 2018, p. 35-40
Information: : This resolution by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) calls for juvenile and family courts to address the housing status of youth and families served by juvenile and family courts by connecting them to appropriate services to improve overall outcomes, opposes the criminalization of youth for behavior that results from their lack of safe and stable housing, and supports policies that ensure youth never spend an extra day in juvenile justice system custody because there are no housing options in the community.

 

NCJFCJ Resolution Regarding Juvenile Probation And Adolescent Development

Published: 2018
Journal Name: Juvenile and Family Court Journal v. 69, 1, Winter 2018, p. 55-57
Information: This resolution by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) calls for juvenile probation systems that conform to the latest knowledge of adolescent development and adolescent brain science, the development of robust education and training of juvenile probation staff on adolescent brain development, the implementation of evidence-based practices, the use of validated risk and needs assessment to guide dispositional and programming decisions, and juvenile probation that emphasizes individualized case management.

 

 

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