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Model Courts Serve Abused and Neglected Children
(FS 9990) January 1999
Fact Sheet, 2 page(s)
Mentaberry, M.
Presents information on the Model Courts initiative, a collaboration between the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) and OJJDP. This initiative is a nationwide effort to improve how courts handle child abuse and neglect cases; it is helping children spend less time in foster care and resulting in earlier resolution of cases in dependency courts. NCJFCJ's Permanency Planning for Children Department currently oversees 17 Model Courts in 16 States. These Model Court jurisdictions have implemented a variety of programs that can be easily replicated by other courts.
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