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In Focus: Child Protection: Dependency Courts

NCJ Number
254816
Date Published
Agencies
OJJDP
Publication Series
Publication Type
Fact Sheet
Annotation
This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) In Focus fact sheet outlines programs, training, and funding to ensure that dependency court personnel have the skills to address the complex needs of children and their families who come before the court.
Abstract
This Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) In Focus fact sheet outlines programs, training and funding to ensure that court personnel have the skills to address the complex needs of these children and their families. OJJDP also aims to provide youth with access to well-trained volunteer advocates who represent their best interests. Judges and court personnel are uniquely positioned to identify and help children who have been abused, neglected, or exploited as well as those who are at risk of victimization. Juvenile and family courts play a critical role in preventing victimization and working to achieve safe, stable, and permanent homes for children.
Date Created: August 11, 2020