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NCJ Number: 67133 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: FAMILY COURT SYSTEM
Author(s): W C GORDON
Corporate Author: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
United States of America
Editor(s): N C SMITH
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges
Reno, NV 89507
US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: 77-JN-99-0010
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: AN OVERVIEW OF FAMILY COURT PRINCIPLES, PROCEDURES, AND ORGANIZATION IS PRESENTED IN A MONOGRAPH PREPARED FOR USE IN TRAINING PROGRAMS OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JUVENILE COURT JUDGES.
Abstract: THE MONOGRAPH OPENS WITH A DISCUSSION OF BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR FAMILY COURTS. THESE INCLUDE BROAD JURISDICTION OVER FAMILY MATTERS; OPERATION AS A COURT THAT ALSO MAKES SOUND USE OF SOCIAL SKILLS; CONSISTENCY THROUGHOUT THE STATE IN PROCEEDINGS, SENTENCING, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF COURT ORDERS; ACHIEVEMENT OF MAXIMUM EFFECTIVENESS WHILE CONSERVING TIME AND MONEY; RESPECTFUL TREATMENT OF PERSONS WHO COME INTO COURT; AND ASSURANCE THAT AGENCIES OUTSIDE OF THE COURT, SUCH AS STATE TRAINING SCHOOLS, CARRY OUT COURT ORDERS EFFECTIVELY. ALSO DISCUSSED ARE PROCEDURE, TOUCHING ON THE FORMULATION OF COURT RULES AND PROCEDURES; THE STATUS OF THE FAMILY COURT; EFFICIENCY IN DOCKETING, SCREENING, AND OTHER PROCESSES; OPENNESS OF THE COURT; SELECTION AND ROLES OF JUDGES, COURT COUNSELORS, AND OTHER STAFF MEMBERS; AND USE OF OUTSIDE RESOURCES. FINALLY, THE APPLICATION OF MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES IN COURT ORGANIZATION IS CONSIDERED, WITH EMPHASIS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF PLACING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OVERALL SUPERVISION OF COURT ADMINISTRATION IN ONE JUDGE. FOOTNOTES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Court management; Family courts
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