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Cady Initiative implementation tools
This document is for courts considering implementation of the Cady Initiative Principles. This self-assessment tool is designed to help court leaders highlight priority areas and foresee potential barriers to implementation
Use this checklist to determine the extent to which your current court practices are aligned with the principles of the Cady Initiative
Courts may use these measures to set baseline measurements and to monitor the impacts of Cady Initiative processes over time.
Cady Initiative workshops
- Triage Automation
- Dispute Resolution
- Well-Being as a Primary Case Outcome
Triage tools and resources
- CCJ/COSCA Family Justice Initiative Virtual Triage, Pathways, and COVID-19
- Civil Justice Improvements Committee. Call to Action: Achieving Civil Justice for All. National Center for State Courts.
- NCSC (2018). Executive Summary, Colorado Domestic Relations Triage Pilot.
- Clarke, T. (2017). Triage Protocols for Divorce and Child Custody Cases. National Center for State Courts.
- Marz, S. (2019). Faster and as Satisfying: An Evaluation of Alaska's Early Resolution Triage Program. Family Court Review, Vol. 57 No. 4, October 2019 478-490
- Howe, W. and Hall, J. (2017). Oregon's Informal Domestic Relations Trial: A New Tool to Efficiently and Fairly Manage Family Court Trials. Family Court Review, 55(1), pp.70-83.
- National Center for State Courts (2018). Colorado State Court Administrator's Office Domestic Relation's Triage Project. National Center for State Courts, pp.1-32.
Accessing the court & self help
- September 30, 2020 - Bold national guidelines outlined to strengthen family courts.
- April 11, 2019 - The Conference of Chief Justices adopts guidelines to make family courts work for the families they serve.
- October 4, 2018 - Family courts need to adapt to modern families, new study shows.
- November 8, 2017 - Family Justice Initiative to improve court process for domestic relations cases.
A resolution supporting the redesign of justice processes for families was passed at the CCJ/COSCA 2020 Annual
Meeting on July 30, 2020.
- Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators Resolution 4: In Support of a Call to Redesign Justice Processes for Families
A resolution was passed by the the Courts, Children, and Families Committee at the Conference of Chief Justices 2019 Midyear Meeting on February 13, 2019.
- Clarke, T. and Flango, V. (2011). Case Triage for the 21st Century, Future Trends in State Courts.
- Salem, P. (July 2009). The Emergence of Triage in Family Court Services: The Beginning of the End for Mandatory Mediation?, Family Court Review, Vol. 47 No. 3.
- Davis, G., Frederick, L., and Ver Steegh, N., (2015). Practice Guides for Family Court Decision-Making in Domestic Abuse-Related Child Custody Matters. Battered Women's Justice Project, pp.1-62.