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     Toolkit for Court Performance Measures
    in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

Toolkit Offers Guidance for Developing and Implementing Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

The Toolkit for Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases provides detailed guidance about court performance measures for child abuse and neglect cases and offers a general approach that can help dependency courts successfully implement a performance measurement process.

An Essential Resource for Juvenile and Family Courts

Pilot tested in 12 diverse sites, the Toolkit reflects a breadth and richness of experience that will make it useful for any juvenile or family court. The Toolkit is designed to:

  • Ensure the safety, permanence, and well-being of abused and neglected children.
  • Improve and strengthen our Nation's dependency systems and cross-system supports.

The Toolkit for Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases includes five publications:

Cover: Technical Guide Cover: Implementation Guide Cover: User's Guide Cover: Assessment Guide Cover: Key Measures
Technical Guide Implementation Guide User's Guide Assessment Guide Key Measures

  • Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Technical Guide
    Abstract | PDF |
    Describes all 30 court performance measures for child abuse and neglect cases and explains the goals and purpose of each measure. (310 pages)

  • Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Implementation Guide
    Abstract | PDF |
    Provides practical advice on how to set up a performance measurement team, assess capacity, prioritize among measurement needs, and plan data collection activities. (76 pages)

  • Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: User's Guide to Nonautomated Data Collection
    Abstract | PDF |
    Explains how to use nonautomated data collection methods to enhance performance measurement. (48 pages)

  • Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Guide to Judicial Workload Assessment
    Abstract | PDF |
    Presents a method for obtaining data on judicial workloads in abuse and neglect cases, including an assessment of what is required for best practice in these cases. (72 pages)

  • Court Performance Measures in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases: Key Measures
    Abstract | PDF |
    Outlines nine measures that have been identified as key to determining court performance in child abuse and neglect cases. (44 pages)

Sponsored by
U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention logoU.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau logoU.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Children's Bureau
U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention





With technical support from
American Bar Association
National Center for State Courts
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges