New COVID-19 Resources for Child Welfare and Justice Agencies

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New COVID-19 Resources for Child Welfare and Justice Agencies


During COVID-19 and physical distancing, NCCD will be providing practical guidance for navigating rapidly changing challenges faced by child welfare and justice agencies. Check back frequently for additional resources.

Child Welfare

With physical distancing, child welfare practitioners are being forced to adapt as they continue the essential work of partnering with families and communities to ensure child safety. 

Coming soon: conducting virtual Team Decision Making meetings.

Juvenile and Criminal Justice

NCCD is monitoring how COVID-19 is affecting the nation’s juvenile and criminal justice systems. Visit our COVID-19 and the Justice System page for detailed information on reductions in incarcerated populations, how “shelter in place” orders are impacting system involvement, recommendations for helping system-involved people both inside and outside of institutions, and successful video visits with young children. There is also a list of further resources for the field.

Juvenile Justice Twitter Chat March 26

Be sure to join @NCCDtweets on Twitter Thursday, March 26, at 1 p.m. CDT, for a chat with the National Juvenile Justice Network (@NJJNetwork) and the Coalition on Juvenile Justice (@4juvjustice) about the impact of COVID-19 on justice-involved youth and steps jurisdictions are taking to keep youth safe.

Survey: How Is Your Agency Responding to the Challenges of COVID-19?

If you work for a corrections agency or other justice-oriented agency, we invite you to complete a brief survey about how your agency is identifying and responding to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will compile and share the survey results with the field in the coming days.


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