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NCTSN Resources

The following resources on Justice were developed by the NCTSN.

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NCTSN Bench Cards for the Trauma-Informed Judge

Type: Special Resource

Provides judges with useful questions and guidelines to help make decisions based on the emerging scientific findings in the traumatic stress field. These bench cards assist judges and court-appointed professionals doing mental health assessment of children.

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Trauma-Informed Legal Advocacy: A Resource for Juvenile Defense Attorneys

Type: Resource Guide

​Provides juvenile defense attorneys with knowledge about trauma, the definition of trauma-informed legal advocacy, the impact of trauma exposure on child development, and effects of trauma on the attorney-client relationship. This guide aides in how to consider the benefits and dangers of sharin

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The NCTSN National Juvenile Probation Officer Survey

Type: Special Resource

Details the results of a nationwide survey of probation officers. This survey looks at what probation officers know about trauma, how best to collaborate with them, and what products they would like to meet their needs with respect to trauma-informed practices.

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Trauma: What Child Welfare Attorneys Should Know

Type: Resource Guide

Provides child welfare attorneys with knowledge about trauma, practice tips for incorporating trauma-informed practices into legal representation, and resources to assist in the representation of clients with histories of trauma.

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Testifying in Court about Trauma: Following the Hearing

Type: Fact Sheet

Provides information on the importance of follow-up after testifying. This fact sheet, a part of the Testifying in Court about Trauma series, focuses on follow-through for clinicians, clients, and their caregivers after the court process.

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