bridging the gap between research and practice

helping to identify and meet system change goals

facilitating discovery, analysis, insight and direction

 

PROJECTS

Systems Change Solutions, Inc. work has focused on, but not been limited to:

·         The interface between science and the law (judicial decision making about scientific evidence; best-interest decision-making in child welfare cases)

·         Judicial leadership theory, training and practice

·         Best practice approaches to judicial education (judicial training, benchbook and judicial practice tool development)

·         Evaluation of alternative dispute resolution programs (court-annexed arbitration, mediation, family group conferencing)

·         Applied research in juvenile and family courtsí (program, practice, policy and innovation evaluation)

·         The study of effective court-agency-community collaboration to improve child abuse and neglect system practice

·         Problem-solving courts and therapeutic jurisprudence (operation and evaluation of model child abuse and neglect approaches to case processing; family and juvenile drug courts)

·         Performance measurement and judicial workload in child abuse and neglect and juvenile justice cases

·        Caseflow management assessment and training ethnic         
 

 

Some Examples of Current or Recent Projects

·         Curriculum for judges and child abuse and neglect system stakeholders on the healthy development of infants and toddlers (for the American Bar Association)

·         Judicial leadership curriculum and accompanying train-the-trainers program (for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues)

·         Guide to designing and conducting effective training evaluations (for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the National Child Welfare Resource Center on Legal and Judicial Issues)

·         Court performance measurement in child abuse and neglect cases (for the National Center for State Courts and the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts)

·         Washington State judicial workload study in child abuse and neglect cases (for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts, Court Improvement Program)

·         Technical assistance to develop Californiaís juvenile delinquency performance measures (for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and the California Administrative Office of the Courts, Center for Courts, Children and Families)

·         Curriculum development and faculty service to the Institute for Court Managementís Case Flow Management in Dependency Cases course for judges and court administrators (for the National Center for State Courts)

 

 
 
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