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NCJ Number: 156842 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 170
Sponsoring Agency: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
New York, NY 10177
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 92-CT-CX-0001; 95-CT-FX-0001
Sale Source: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These guidelines aim to set forth the essential elements of properly conducted family court proceedings in cases involved child abuse and neglect by describing family court functions, outlining the efficient maintenance of court calendars, explaining court staffing and organizational issues, and clarifying associated costs with these procedures.
Abstract: This document, guided by the principles of avoiding unnecessary separations of children and families, reunifying families when possible, making timely decisions in child abuse and neglect litigation, and fulfilling an effective oversight role, specifies all necessary elements of a fair, thorough, and speedy court process. The chapters discuss general issues related to child abuse and neglect hearings, and provide recommendations for conducting preliminary protective hearings, adjudication hearings, disposition hearings, review hearings, permanency planning hearings, termination of parental rights hearings, and adoption hearings. 3 appendixes
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Child abuse and neglect hearings; Court procedures; Courts; Family courts; Victims of Crime
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