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NCJ Number: 149457 Find in a Library
Title: Families in Court Recommendations From a National Symposium
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc
United States of America

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America

National Ctr for State Courts
United States of America

National Tribal Judicial Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 18
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc
Chicago, IL 60611
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
National Ctr for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA 23185-4147
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
National Tribal Judicial Ctr
Reno, NV 89557
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
State Justice Institute
Alexandria, VA 22314
Grant Number: 88-02B-C-034
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
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United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These recommendations for courts that deal with issues related to children and families were developed by the 50 invited participants in a national symposium held in 1989 and sponsored by the American Bar Association, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, the National Center for State Courts, and the National Judicial Council.
Abstract: Recommended changes include the redefinition of the court mission to recognize that proceedings related to children and families are distinctively different from other proceedings, assurances that courts receive adequate data on which to base decisions, and sufficient resources for courts with jurisdiction over children's and family issues. Improved selection and training of juvenile and family court judges, strengthening of the role and status of court administrators in the family division, increasing use of case consolidation, and clear and enforceable court orders are also needed. Additional recommendations in the areas of mission, information, resources, structure, and enforcement.
Main Term(s): Juvenile court reform
Index Term(s): Court personnel; Family courts; Judge selection; Juvenile court procedures; Juvenile processing
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