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Implementation Sites Project

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Date Published
October 2019
8 pages
This report describes the objectives and features of the Implementation Sites Project, which was developed to replicate the infrastructure pioneered by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ) Model Courts Project.
Designated sites have committed to developing and implementing a judicially led collaborative seeking to implement system change that improves the child abuse and neglect case process to achieve safety, permanency, and well-being for children. These sites are committed to implementing all aspects of the best practices outlined in the Enhanced Resource Guidelines, while adopting the Key Principles of Permanency Planning for Children. Under the leadership of the designated Lead Judge, Implementation Sites commit to prioritizing and adhering to the Key Principles of Permanency Planning. These principles provide the foundation that ensures each court treats those who appear before it with respect, patience, dignity, and courtesy, while involving them in the problemsolving process. For each of the 24 projects, this report provides the name of the lead judge and the type of court (urban, suburban, rural, or a combination of these types).

Date Published: October 1, 2019