Project ONE ( www.ncjfcj.org/our-work/project-one )
The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges continues to be a leader in advancing the use of effective multi-system responses to youth and families. In 2010, with funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to support critical cross-departmental and cross-system work, the NCJFCJ began work on the Multi-Court Collaboration (MCC) Initiative (now known as Project ONE, named to signify a holistic approach to families through One Family/One Judge, No Wrong Door, and Equal and Coordinated Access to Justice). Project ONE seeks to provide judges with guidance for supporting the needs of families and children no matter which jurisdictional “door” of the courthouse – family law, child welfare, family violence, juvenile justice, etc. – they enter.
Central to Project ONE is a holistic view of individuals and families, a life-course perspective on human development, and a focus on ensuring equal and coordinated access to justice regardless of presenting issues. A Steering Committee of NCJFCJ member judges has been convened to lead the initiative with NCJFCJ staff and develop a road map for its success. One of the initiative’s goals will be to develop and share resources for innovative practices across the country, where courts effectively demonstrate multi-court collaboration in practice.
Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana ( www.jjpl.org )
JJPL litigates on behalf of youth both locally and statewide. Additionally, we educate policy makers on the need for reform, coordinate with parents, youth and other concerned citizens to ensure their visibility and participation in the process, and actively implement media strategies to hold the state accountable for the treatment of its youth. By coordinating our diverse abilities in strategic campaigns to engage policy makers and organize community members and youth, JJPL continues to work on improving the lives of Louisiana’s most vulnerable children.
Juvenile Regional Services ( www.jrsla.org )
Juvenile Regional Services’ mission is to defend the rights and enhance the life opportunities of youth in Louisiana’s juvenile justice system through high-quality, zealous, holistic, client-centered advocacy.
Office of Juvenile: Bridge City Center for Youth ( www.ojj.la.gov )
The Bridge City Center for Youth is the juvenile secure care facility for the southeast Louisiana region.
Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence ( www.colorado.edu/cspv/ )
The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence (CSPV), a research program of the Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS) at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was founded in 1992 to provide informed assistance to groups committed to understanding and preventing violence, particularly adolescent violence. In an effort to establish more complete and valuable information to impact violence-related policies, programs, and practices, CSPV works from a multi-disciplinary approach on the subject of violence and facilitates the building of bridges between the research community and the practitioners and policy makers.
Office of Justice Programs – Crime Solutions ( www.crimesolutions.gov )
The Office of Justice Programs’ CrimeSolutions.gov uses rigorous research to determine what works in criminal justice, juvenile justice, and crime victim services.
Best Evidence Encyclopedia ( www.bestevidence.org )
What works in education? The Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE) presents reliable, unbiased reviews of research-proven educational programs to help:
POLICY MAKERS use evidence to make informed choices.
PRINCIPALS choose proven programs to meet state standards.
TEACHERS use the most powerful tools available.
RESEARCHERS find rigorous evaluations of educational programs.