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Title: Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 170
  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): Family courts ; Victims of Crime ; Child abuse and neglect hearings ; Courts ; Court procedures
Sponsoring Agency: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
United States of America

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Grant Number: 92-CT-CX-0001; 95-CT-FX-0001
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Type: Guideline
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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